(urth) "V.R.T." - April 24

Daniel D Jones ddjones at riddlemaster.org
Thu Jul 27 11:11:45 PDT 2006

On Wednesday 26 July 2006 23:04, Adam Thornton wrote:
> On Jul 26, 2006, at 11:44 AM, Daniel D Jones wrote:
> > I think V.R.T is pretty clear - Marsch died and was replaced by
> > Victor, who
> > imitates him so well that he forgets that he's an imitation.  He
> > becomes that
> > which he imitates.  The same thing happens with the Face Dancer
> > Tleilaxu in
> > Herbert's later Dune books.
> I'm not sure he's replaced by Victor.
> I think Victor dies, but the cat has already bitten Victor before it
> bites Marsh, and just as in "A Story" both of them are more or less
> resident in the same body by the end.  Maybe Victor is dominant.  The
> cat is therefore a Shadow Child.

Who (or what) is it that you think the Shadow Children are?

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