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From: "Andy Robertson" 
Subject: Re: (urth) More on Silk-Horn's eating habits
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 12:28:02 -0000

I think it is possible that when Horn went to Green he was sucked dry by an
inhumu and thereafter merely thought he was human.

I cannot pin down the spot but I think it might be after he leaves the City
and is lost in the jungle.    The rest of his striving on Green is the
striving of an inhumu who thinks he is a man.

Silk-on-Blue is therefore a triple hybrid:  Silk has the inhumu's soul:  the
inhumu has Horn's soul.   Hence Silk carries many inhumu characteristics,
including reluctance to eat.

Silk-on-blue is of course *physically* human, since he begets children at


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Foster" 

> I've been reading a lot of conversations in the archives and was
> to read about John Clute's review of IGJ, in which he apparently stated
> it was fairly evident that the protagonist of the books is an inhumi.
> was some debate about it, but what do people make of it now?  I'm not at
> convinced, though I can see several arguments to support it, as well as
> several to dispute it (the obvious ones being the eating/drinking and the
> ability to write neatly, though perhaps this could be achieved through
> an inhumi trapped in a human's body?)  One thing that struck me as
> sinister is a sentence at the end of OBW.


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