(urth) Grand Unified Theory

Dave Tallman davetallman at msn.com
Wed Sep 1 00:17:47 PDT 2010

Roy C. Lackey wrote:

What does Chenille being the natural daughter of Tussah have to do
with Silk's reflexes? Silk's biological father was the blue-eyed guy
Silk saw in his vision of Mainframe heaven. Chenille is Silk's sister
only in the sense that Tussah was both his unacknowledged foster
father and her unacknowledged natural father.

I'm assuming that Tussah had Typhon-clone genes and that he also had
his own stash of frozen Typhon embryos, so that he could be sure of a
strong heir. Chenille and Silk should have a genetic relationship in
this case.

I'm far from convinced that mere possession by Kypris was enough to
make Chenille into an expert knife-thrower, though it may have
increased her confidence. I think she had to have superhuman reflexes
built in. We don't see General Mint suddenly becoming an expert shot
with a needler or slug gun after her possession.
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