(urth) The Guild's Revolutionary

Jeff Wilson jwilson at io.com
Sat Nov 21 12:45:25 PST 2009

Gwern Branwen wrote:
> It appears to have been first described in the '40s and '50s, and
> named in the '70s. (_Shadow of the Torturer_ was published, of course,
> in 1980.)
> So the Revolutionary induces, specifically alien hand syndrome.
> Another case of Wolfe cloaking science behind fantasy ('like a
> demon')?

I think it's a bit more specific version of the split-brain syndrome, 
which he also uses in "The Death of Doctor Island".

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