From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: Re: (urth) Heavy Hyacinth Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 15:15:18 +0100 Actually, Smith's robots too. And that is a linkage I had not really considered. The robots in Smith's stories may be precursors of the chems and of the many "moral" mechanisms in Wolfe's stories (which reach as far back as the guard robots in 5HC) hartshorn ----- Original Message ----- From: "James Jordan" > All the stuff about the intelligence and personality of the chems > and how it might come to pass is interesting, but ultimately irrelevant > thematically. Wolfe makes them persons. Period. They are like Cordwainer > Smith's "underpeople." --