(urth) Thea's Identity

Sergei SOLOVIEV soloviev at irit.fr
Fri Apr 19 07:53:47 PDT 2013

I think in "Silhouette" it is said that it is also some genetic 
manipulation in case of the Captain, not only food.


Gerry Quinn wrote:
> From: Lee Berman
>> Thomas Bitterman:
>> > but is there a passage indicating the servants are derived from
>> > royals?
>> In discussing his extinguishing of some exultant families, Master 
>> Gurloes suggests
>> that they are the newest of families on Urth. So I don't think so. 
>> There may be
>> certain conclusions we can draw from their height, which is stressed 
>> so heavily.
>> Body size is so important across the whole 12 book Sun series.
> I think it was Jonas who said that they were the newest.
> I would see an analogy to the Captain in _Silhouette_, in which the 
> ruling elite are given special foods to make them taller.  [Though 
> given that Earth in that story is in a state of ecological collapse, 
> it may be that they are the onl;y ones who get normal food, and 
> everyone else is stunted.]
> - Gerry Quinn
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