(urth) fifth head owlet- wolf

Gwern Branwen gwern at gwern.net
Wed Apr 10 09:06:55 PDT 2013

On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 11:37 AM, Lee Berman <severiansola at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Sure, and that origin for Shadow Children has been suggested. But we are trying to work
> within Marc's plant-origin theme, at least I am. To its credit, this theme does appear to be
> recurring across Wolfe's work; a thirty year arc from 5HoC to Short Sun.

But it can work. There are commensal worms, and mutualistic worms.
They may not be as famous as the partnership between nitrogen-fixing
bacteria and plant roots, but they exist. We all know of earthworms,
and in a broader sense, worms can help the plant ecosystem by breaking
down things (eg. borers and dead wood).


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