Ambrov Zeor. Issues 1-3. Page #9


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Ambrov Zeor. Issues 1-3. Page #9


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A fanzine centered around the Sime Gen Universe.


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cause of Sime/Gen mutual co-existence. Twice, this cause has demanded the sacrifice of his
family. Hugh is the outlander, trying hard to overcome the fears which have been drummed into
him since he was born, going against his first fear-reaction to become a Companion -- the most
demanding of callings -- going beyond his primary mission of recovering Aisha to try to establish
the Tecton's ideals in his own Territory at the risk of his life.

As for the Friendship Effect, by the time HOUSE OF ZEOR ends, it seems obvious that Hugh
and Klyd have a special relationship going, one that could not be duplicated by either partner with
any other.

Relationships between the H02 characters and the Star Trek triad are a little harder to pin
down. Hugh and Klyd do relate to each other very much the same way that Kirk and Spock do, but
specific similarities between characters tend to "float”.

Perhaps the closest consistent identification is that Hugh's emotional makeup is very much
like McCoy's. The first reaction of both in a new or tense situation is to go off half-cocked,
before thinking the matter through completely. Both will mask their concern with an angry word,
but both care very deeply.

Part of the reason for Hugh's caring, though, has to do with his acceptance by Zeor -- he has
found a home among aliens, where his own people would reject him. It calls to mind Spock's com-
ment about the hippies in "The Way to Eden": "They regard themselves as aliens in their own
worlds - a condition with which I am (pause) somewhat familiar. " Zeor could be as much a home to
Hugh as Starfleet is to Spock. '

Klyd has much more of both Kirk‘ and Spock in him: the understanding, the acceptance of an-
other's ambiguous feelings, the desire to be supportive, the “command aura" of Kirk; and the
ability to severely control himself (regarding the death of the captive child in the Runzi camp,
and his control under the stress of approaching need at the beginning of the book), dedication to the
acceptance of necessities however painful (the deaths of his wife, grandfather and stillborn son),
without crumbling, the emotion—level reading so very similar to the Vulcan mind—meld, of Spock.

Klyd seems, then, to have most of the control and quiet understanding of the Star Trek
threesome. Hugh is the "noisy" one, like McCoy. Still, Hugh is the one who must contend with
two opposite urges, his Gen training and his growing love for Klyd and Zeor, just as Spock must
somehow reconcile the two halves of his heritage and inheritance.

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