From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: Re: (urth) 5HC: Shadow Children in the Lupiverse? Date: Sat, 4 May 2002 22:24:07 +0100 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tony Ellis" > The other thing about the prehistoric colonisation idea is that it gets > raised in all three novellas. That makes me feel it's an idea we're supposed > to consider seriously. I suggest that T5HOC is a book with a lot to say about Colonialism and its aftermath. The Abos have to be there because they are Wolfe's major theme. They have to be near-identical with the colonists so that the minor theme of identity and subversion can be invoked. ((Their "white" phenotype and such minor consequences of that as the "pink" sun follow.)) I suggest that Wolfe was driven by this and threw in the stuff about prehistoric Starcrossers as persiflage and tergiverseration. There is actually no solution, he wanted it left a mystery. hartshorn --