From: "Alice K. Turner"
Subject: Re: (urth) blonds of the Commonwealth Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 11:36:38 -0400 A thought to add to my own last post: there is a logical explanation, or at least a novelist's explanation, for the culturally, racially and sexually segregated cities (or enclaves) of the Whorl and Blue. It's that old joker Typhon/Pas at it again. He wants his "ark" to preserve as many or Urth's customs and bloodlines as possible, so he sets up these artificially segregated cities and preserves "ethnic purity" (or the cultural equivalent) by setting them all at each other's throats. (Helps keep the population down too--a lot like Yahweh, our Typhon.) -alga --