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From: matthew.malthouse@guardian.co.uk
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 13:37:04 +0100
Subject: RE: (urth) Rereading the Short Sun

On 08/07/2002 18:45:32 Dan'l Danehy-Oakes wrote:

>Nonetheless and notwithstanding ... I don't really think that the
>Narrator is an inhumu. The strongest bit of evidence, his general
>lack of appetite, is established fairly clearly in Silk in _Long
>Sun_; he only seems to get really hungry when he hasn't eaten in
>a day or longer. This tendency would likely increase with age.
>(I suspect that his genegineered body simply has a tremendously
>efficient metabolism.)

Quite possible - added extras along with the inspirational ability.  But
it's unnecessary.  "Hunger" for those of us in the developed world is more
a matter of habit. It's not that difficult to become acustomed to a far
small intake and operate quite well on it.



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