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Nonmen who and what are they? posted 07 September 2005 in The Thousandfold ThoughtNonmen who and what are they? by White Lord, Subdidact

Quote: "Deerow":1mbghiyk
What would a robot be to someone who has no concept of advance mechanics? Well, it would be a "non-man."[/quote:1mbghiyk]

I think you should explain how robots could suffer from bioweapons, namely the Womb-Plague Scott mentioned. Or why robots should have a "womb" in the first place. Or why a robot should bleed and go crazy like the Nonman in the Prologue of tDtCB does.

Really, this notion has nothing to support it, and in the framework of the story is rather silly really.

Then there is also the fact that Earwa was meant to be a pre-scientific world, and the arrival of the Inchoroi was a disruption that is still being healed. There would have been no know-how to manufacture mechanisms of this complexity, and who would have manufactured them in the first place?

In short, not much of an idea, and I'm prepared to bet it'll become clear pretty soon, if not with TTT then in the next book.

It would also be useful if the original poster would add more than that criptic one-liner, so we could have some idea of what he was trying to say and why . . . view post


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