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From: Adam Stephanides <adamsteph@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: (whorl) To alga: Complaining too early
Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2001 09:53:15 

on 4/9/01 7:29 AM, Michael Straight at straight@email.unc.edu wrote:

> No takers for my theory that the Secret is simply that inhumi intelligence
> is derivative from humans and that they fear the Secret because they are
> insecure, longing to be human (failing that to at least be mistaken for
> human), and they can't bear for humans in general to know what they really
> are?

'Fraid not; your theory won't jibe with Horn's statement that the Secret "is
a weapon too heavy for our hands," and that the Neighbors knew it, but could
not wield it (IGJ, 125).  The humans on Blue are perfectly capable of saying
to the inhumi "nyah, nyah, you aren't really human," and the Neighbors
presumably could have done the same.


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