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From: Michael Straight <straight@email.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: (whorl) To alga: Complaining too early
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 08:29:54 

On Sun, 8 Apr 2001, Adam Stephanides wrote:

> I agree, though, that Jahlee's death is a plausible development, though not
> inevitable.  My complaint was not at the failure of the inhumi subplot to
> resolve in a utopian fashion, but at its failure to resolve at all (except
> as far as Jahlee is concerned).  The Secret was a big letdown (I don't buy
> the theory that Horn has concealed the real secret from us, for reasons I've
> stated before, and if I did it wouldn't make me happier), and the victory
> over the massed inhumi at the wedding solves nothing.

No takers for my theory that the Secret is simply that inhumi intelligence
is derivative from humans and that they fear the Secret because they are
insecure, longing to be human (failing that to at least be mistaken for
human), and they can't bear for humans in general to know what they really


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