(urth) Blood Pudding (was Neighbors as Faeries)

Chris P rasputin_ at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 22 15:21:13 PDT 2009

> > The inhumi are usually referred to as reptilian, but I got the impression 
> > from somewhere that they did
> >indeed evolve from plants. Wouldn't be surprised if the Neighbors did too.
> >It fits that they can survive when buried (thus, inhumi), and it fits the
> >discussion of plant hybridization.
> In some way that I haven't got my mind around, the Neighbors are trees on 
> Blue and the Inhumi are vines. The story talks about the vines being the 
> brides of the trees IIRC and the trees and vines being in endless war with 
> each other. This fits with the faerie motif of the stories which Tolkien was 
> also plugged into. It also works in a vague way with the Actaeon/Orpheus 
> connection.
> If Rose can become a robot, if Chenille can be come an inhumi and then a 
> woman on Urth, if the Calde's girlfriend can become computer interface and 
> then a goddess of love and then sybil and then a general, if a Neighbor can 
> become a stag and then Horn and then Silk, THEN if wouldn't surprise me if 
> Wolfe has figured out a way for inhumi to become vines.
> However, I have presumed all the talk of plant hybridization relates to the 
> Rajan after he is combined with Horn and Silk and whatever.
> J. 

Chenille became an inhumi? Maybe it's been far too long since I read the books, but I don't recall that at all.

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