From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Subject: RE: (urth) sf works featuring spectrum of alien bio-chemistries Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 11:17:41 -0800 "Well World," I think. Yeah, I read those too -- Chalker as a writer is about a step above Piers Anthony: he _recognizes_ he's writing potboilers (unlike Anthony, which regards itself as an Artist), and as the saying goes, he boils an honest pot. -----Original Message----- From: Jason Ingram [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 11:14 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: (urth) sf works featuring spectrum of alien bio-chemistries Jack Chalker's _Web World_ seemed to present an interesting treatment of this issue, from what I remember (I read those books back in the early eighties, and would not recommend the author). The premise is that some uber-aliens experimented with various life forms, seeding them in hexagonal bounded territories on a single planet. He distinguishes carbon from non-carbon based life forms, and spends some time discussing how various species were situated to make it hard for any one to conquer neighboring species. I don't recall much science, however. Sepia On Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at 08:49 AM, Michael Andre-Driussi wrote: > The latest recurrence of the thread on human/alien DNA compatibility has > brought to my mind what I consider to be the strongest cases. -- --