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From: "Kevin J. Maroney" <kmaroney@ungames.com>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Re: godlings
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 14:46:58 

At 01:20 PM 4/19/01 -0500, Robert B wrote:
>Would it help to suggest that the term "godling" might be a generic one used
>by the human Whorlese to connote anything of unusual size, whether it's
>organic or mechanical? 

That seems contrary to the idea of "small godlings". If the Narrator is
indeed thinking of Pig a small godling, it seems odd to call him that when
he's only slightly larger than a normal human. It seems more likely that
the term "godling" refers to "constructed servants of Mainframe" regardless
of their body type.

Is there textual evidence that the giant godling is a flesh creature? I
don't remember seeing any such clues. If they aren't, then the restrictions
which apply to the sea giants don't apply to them. (I've made this point
before and don't remember anyone commenting on it; please forgive me if I
missed a previous response.)

Wombat, a.k.a. Kevin Maroney kmaroney@ungames.com
Kitchen Staff Supervisor, New York Review of Science Fiction

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