(urth) fifth head owlet- wolf
dstockhoff at verizon.net
Thu Apr 11 14:15:24 PDT 2013
It's a fair question. I think it's fairly normal, however, to be
concerned about freeloaders and/or (de)motivation when imagining the
ideal society. Once you assume that you know what the best people are
like, the worst people become clearer.
A related question is whether fairies are bumbling simpletons who can't
tie a knot, or work with iron, or brave warriors of preternatural skill.
Or both (or else one set are changelings, or hobbits). I guess it
depends on the purpose you have for them.
On 4/11/2013 4:47 PM, Jerry Friedman wrote:
> "Industrious" and "productive" are interesting words to use there. Wolfe has used weak pseduo-human parasites who live by their deceptive abilities as figures of horror in 5HoC and BotSS, and maybe TWK (the Aelfr, though they're not that horrible). Is there political and economic significance in this?
> Jerry Friedman
>> From: Lee Berman severiansola at hotmail.com
>> I see little hope that the pseudo-human residents we find in 5HoC will evolve to
>> the point of being industrious, productive humans. But I allow that is a debateable
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