From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: Re: (urth) Thoughts on pollution esp. Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 17:49:27 -0000 ----- Original Message ----- From: > > In simplest terms the adventurous emigrated leaving the > conservative behind. Human society in the galaxy subsequently > left the whole of earth behind. > > Then we have Typhon returning to a forgotten backwater - Urth. Would this > not be a world from which the adventurous had emigrated for generations > leaving behind those who were not and that would underpin the cultures of > Urth, Commonwealth and Ascia alike. Am I correct in thinking that the awakened sleeper that Silk meets beneath Virion remembers being savagely compelled to board the Whorl? This would fit in with the idea that the "adventurous genes" have escaped Urth and fled away. haartshorn --