From: "Roy C. Lackey"
Subject: Re: (urth) Pinocchio vs. the Tin Man Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 14:13:29 -0500 Jerry Friedman quoting mantis: >> I'm not sure what is going on with Jonas, what he means by his intent to >> become repaired (presumably it means he wants to become fully biological >> so >> as to be better suited for Jolenta). > >Funny, that wasn't my impression at all--I thought he wanted to become >fully robotic--though he is in love or something with Jolenta. I agree completely with Jerry and have said so before. Jonas loathed his bio replacement parts. When he said he would come back for Jolenta when he had been repaired, when he was sane and whole, he meant when proper repairs had been made and he was quit of his bio parts. The proof is on the last page of chapter XVI of CLAW: ------------- "We crashed. It had been so long, on Urth, that there was no port when we returned, no dock. Afterward my hand was gone, and my face. My shipmates repaired me as well as they could, but there were no parts anymore, only biological material." With the steel hand I had always thought scarcely more than a hook, he picked up the hand of muscle and bone as a man might lift a bit of filth to cast it away." ------------ All the more reason to wonder what he wanted with Jolenta. -Roy --