(urth) Short Story 26: The HORARS of War

Jerry Friedman jerry_friedman at yahoo.com
Tue May 22 21:52:47 PDT 2012

> From: Jerry Friedman <jerry_friedman at yahoo.com>
>>  From: Marc Aramini <marcaramini at yahoo.com>

>> “The three friends in the trench looked very much alike as they labored in 
> the rain.  Their hairless skulls were slickly naked to it, their torsos hairless 
> too, and supple with smooth muscles that ran like oil under the wet gleam.”

> And if they hate the stinging gnats, why don't they wear shirts?

I meant to answer that one.  Because Wolfe wants us to know from the beginning that they're not clanking tubular robots, and because he knows muscular male torsos are popular and can arouse sympathy when they're not threatening to us.

Jerry Friedman

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