Ambrov Zeor. Issues 1-3. Page #15


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Ambrov Zeor. Issues 1-3. Page #15


Science Ficition Fanzine


A fanzine centered around the Sime Gen Universe.


Ann Pinzow, Jean Airey, Judy Segal, Kerry Schaefer


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Copyright 1984 by Jacqueline Lichtenberg. All rights reserved to Jacqueline Lichten- berg except where otherwise noted and arranged by prior agreement. All original artwork remains the property of its creator. All letters received by Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Anne Pinzow, Jean Airey, or Kerry Schaefer will be considered potentially publishable material and will be treated as such, unless the writer specifically requests they not be quoted. Publication does not constitute endorsement by the staff of Ambrov Zeor.




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the mother, killing he r. and perhaps still not obtain enough selyn to survive his severance from
his mother‘s system. The extra selyn drain must be compensated for by the presence of a channel
at the birthing.

There are any number of methods of diffusing selyn into the maternal or infant systems, depen~
ding on circumstances. The selyn may be put directly into the mother's system, or quite possibly
even infused into the child through the umbilical, which must be quite rich in selyn transport nerves
since it has supplied the child since conception. One way or another, the attending channels manage.
Infant and maternal mortality rates, before a workable technique was developed, must have been
extremely high. At the time of HOUSE Q_F ZEOR , the dangers inherent in the situation are recog-
nized and, with luck, preventable. As in anything else, mortality rates may be expected to drop
as technology and experience increase.

The Farrises being what they are, no ordinary channel could have helped Yenava at her child's
birth. It needed someone of Farris ability, and Klyd was gone, and Grandfather could no longer
function efficiently because of his age. He died in the attempt -- without being able to save either
Yenava or her son. '

From Jacqueline: "The channels are the only Simes that know they are SMe before changeover.
And they know it only if the mother received care from a channel during pregnancy. The primary
circumstance that indicates a child might be a channel is the death of the Gen mother at birth. Thus,
all orphans are suspect. Even a renSime (non-channel Sime) mother might die of selyn attrition if
the child is a strong enough channel." (From a letter to Nancy Sargentini)

by Beverly Volker

Crashing through the leaves, he flew
0'1 foaming, lathered steed.

'Ihat terror, gaining fast, he knew

' Would be a Sime in need.

Steeling nerves and soul and mind,
This chasing soon must end.

But could that madman, close behind,
Still truly be his friend?

Needing strength to face the Sims,
Hugh had to think it through.
Would he have the nerve, this time
For that which Klyd must do?

Rambling, yet his fear still burned.
Hugh reigned his racing steed.

And with compassion, slwly turned,
to meet the Sime in need.

' based on 5928.5 9F. @915
By Jacqueline Lichtenberg

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