From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: Re: (urth) blonds of the Commonwealth Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 08:18:32 +0100 >>----- Original Message ----- >>From: "Alice K. Turner" >>Logically, this is ridiculous. Not at all. Massive mixing of populations is historcally a very new thing, the consequence of massive, fast, travel, and that has stopped in Severian's time for reasons of technological exhaustion. The peopel of the Commonwealthe are not a pan-human mixture: travel is by foot, and immigrants are very rare. You can argue about the relevance of this to the real future, but not Wolfe's internal logic. hartshorn --