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Hani lifespans/Hilfys age



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>Date: Tue, 07 Sep 93 01:44:01 -0400
>From: "Nancy Silberstein" <silbersteinn@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
>Subject: Cherryhlist\Pride
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Hilfy is explicitly described as adolescent.

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njs  6-SEP-1993 21:13  


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>From: Onno Meyer <Onno.Meyer@arbi.informatik.uni-oldenburg.de>
>Subject: cherryhlist
>Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1993 13:37:49 +0200 (MET DST)
I have found two interesting facts in _CL_: Hilfy gives an artwork to the stsho that was made on the order of a 15 year old hani a century ago. Perhaps that can help your discussion of hani lifespans (How many 15-y-old humans can pay for a sculpture?)

Hilfy is glad to have two veterans form the "war years". Does she describe the two battles at Anuurn or something else? (Two battles seem a bit short to give merchanters a "system-awareness" other spacers lack.)
Onno Meyer


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;Date: Sun, 03 Oct 93 22:57:01 -0400
;From: "Nancy Silberstein" <silbersteinn@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
;Subject: Cherryhlist/LEGACY
I recently reread CHANUR'S LEGACY, now that it is out in paperback and I can own my very own copy. Some comments in passing:

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2.) Hilfy is 25 in LEGACY ("Nobody had told her when she was growing up that every attitude and opinion she had learned was going to be obsolete when she was twenty-five."). She still looks young ("(She) took a wet-fingered swipe at the mustaches and the (cursedly) juvenile beard....) but this may just be her own late maturation. She treats both Hallan and Fala as distinctly younger. I've lost the reference, but I remember a comment that Hallan was 17 when he met Pyanfar at the end of HOMECOMING.

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njs  3-OCT-1993 18:21 


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;Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1993 09:14:36 +0100 (MET)
;From: Onno Meyer <Onno.Meyer@arbi.informatik.uni-oldenburg.de>
> 2.)  Hilfy is 25 in LEGACY ("Nobody had told her when she was growing up 
> that every attitude and opinion she had learned was going to be obsolete 
> when she was twenty-five.").  She still looks young ("(She) took a 
> wet-fingered swipe at the mustaches and the (cursedly) juvenile 
> beard....) but this may just be her own late maturation.  She treats both 
> Hallan and Fala as distinctly younger.  I've lost the reference, but I 
> remember a comment that Hallan was 17 when he met Pyanfar at the end of 
> HOMECOMING.
I think the quote shows only that she was 25 when her world turned about. That would have been the end of CH or perhaps even the end of PC, when Khym became crewman.
Onno


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;From: Lesley Grant <lgrant@maths.tcd.ie>
;Subject: Cherryhlist
;Date: Fri, 8 Oct 93 9:05:24 BST
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> I think the quote shows only that she was 25 when her world turned about.
> That would have been the end of CH or perhaps even the end of PC, when
> Khym became crewman.
I think this is probably true, which would have her still 'young' at 30-ish in _CL_

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			Lesley

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