Ambrov Zeor. Issues 1-3. Page #76


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Ambrov Zeor. Issues 1-3. Page #76


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Ann Pinzow, Jean Airey, Judy Segal, Kerry Schaefer


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-—— you could have read each story and never known it was a series.

JL: Right. If you'll notice, Heinlein's series is basically the history of -- Junmox —- remember the
book hallo}? (TIE STAR BEAST) That book was the history of a single family overmny generations; now
that book was one of the ingredients of the Sims series. This is what the Sims series is; it's the
tracing of the history of the Farris family, mostly focusin on the House of Zecr, but there are other
Farrises we're gonna talk about.

LD: What Iwant from you is a detailed genealogical history of the Farrises.

JL: Well, this has been done by Betty Herr and it should be in the next issue, number two, I hope.
(Ed. Note: See Pmbrov Zeor, issue #2, page 6)

LD: Does it go down as far as Klairon?

JL: No. Not yet. Because Idon't know how to get there from here. It'll be published as it evolves.
Until two weeks ago, we didn't know all the names of Diqen's siblings. I just found out the name of
his elder brother. -

ID: Don't you talk to Digen?

JL: Yes, but I just found out the name of his older brother the other day. I don't even remember it
right now. I'll have to ask him again next time. I know he used to worship his older brother Wyner,
but I can't remember his other brother's name. (It's Nigel - Ed.)

ID: How far apart are Yone and Klairon?

JL: I don't know.

ID: You don't know that either?

JL: Not exactly. And they aren't in the same linear descent, obviously. They can't possibly be,
because Yone is now lost on a desert island for uzrpteen mndred years. The connection between Yone and
Klairon is that Yone's group founds a society on this planet; they decide to stay there and create some-
thing between the T’Ecton and the Distect, something that is neither, but both. That's the kind of so—
ciety they want to found.

ID: Is this going to be your third novel?

JL: I don't 1mm. The story goes from the time they crashland until the titre they find the beacon...
LD: That's gonna be your next novel, 'cause I'm gonna sit on you to write it!

JL: Psychological changes that have to go along are how Yone Farris' attitude toward the Distect
gradually changes. That's the essence of the story until he deliberately destroys the beacon, or allows
the beacon to be destroyed so that they are marconed. And nobody else knows it. He sees now that his
function in history -- every Farris ccmes to a point in his life When -- it's called the Farris Syndrome
—- he makes headlines, when he changes sort of runs in the family.

ID: I found you put the Farrises, no matter which one you're talking about, in a situation where they
have to make a decision and they have to.. .

JL: Well, that's the essence of a story, isn't it?
ID: way. But at the same time, for sane reason, they all have the same personality.
JL: Yes, they do. That's the essence of the Sine series: how do you write a story...

ID: It's almost as if they're the sane person: you're just changing the name, but they're the same

JL: They are. They are.

LD: But genetically, genetically, even —- I don't care if a gene is dcmihant, genetically you are one-
sixteenth of whatever great-grandparent you pick. So by the time you cane down to a Yone Farris or a

Klairon Farris, he is one one-hundredth or one one-thousandth of the ancestor Farris wrxose gene he has.
He can't be the same character; he can't be the same person.

JL: If that bothers you so much, why don't you think of it as reincarnation? There is the writer's
problem. How do you tell a story about the sane person over the span of history of a thousand years
when that person is not immrtal?

ID: But you see, I think you don't have to write about...


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