Ambrov Zeor. Issues 1-3. Page #77


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No, I don't... I may write about sanebody else once in a while.

ID: They may have the same channel techniques, but you don't have to give than the same personality.
(he of them could have a sense of humor, one could be a very sour old person; the fact that they both
have to make a decision. . .

JL: Oh, I see what you mean. No, I don't know how it will evolve. I can‘t tell you at this point. I
can only say that as of now, one of the premises of the Sime series is that all the Farrises that I write
about -- I'm not saying every Farris ever born, but the ones that I write about -- all have a certain
personality couples-c in cannon and this is the result of nature and nurture. First of all, the Farris
genes create a body which is hyper-allergic, very frail, which has a tendency toward crazy ailments that
set them aside, which tend to put them through changeover at least, on the average, three years earlier
than anybody else; this provides a certain set of experiences in common to all the Farrises and simply
not occurring anywhere else. This body sets then. apart and setting apart creates the basic personality
grafted on to whatever Karma they may have.

ID: But again, in the span of a thousand years, wouldn't that have -— if the Farris gene is dominant
-— the health ailments have either been cured or everyone suffers?

JL: But other things will ccme to the fore. What I'm saying is I'm taking a group of people or a series
of people through generations. . .

ID: Coital deprivation. That was something new you threw in.

J'L: Actually, it's not. new. It exists in [IMO and that's what Digen Farris is suffering from. Except
that I don't think he's gonna get -— in "Lortuen" that's what he's suffering from. It's not thrown in.
It was in "Iortuen." But it's going to be in...

ID: But it's also in "Channel's Exantion."
JL: It's the central issue in "C311annel's Exemption."
ID: Which I don't feel you resolved very well. It still needs an ending.

JL: Well, that's all right. We were telling the story of this. Oh, yes, the connection between
Klairon Farris and Yone Farris. Klairon Farris is the one —— and the Pebble Beach, his ship. Because
Klairon is a channel, he's a better astrogator than anybody else and his ship has more freedom than
any other ship because he can go farther and come back.

ID: You could write a whole series of stories about Klairon Farris.

JL: And he has his cwn donor right there on board, so they have complete freedom. So they go out be—
yond the boundaries of explored space, and they stumble on the descendants of Yone Farris' group. And
then the Distect .. this strange society that Yone Farris founded generations ago bursts onto the
scene of this interstellar TEcton and there's the end of your series, crash bang. And the old Tecton
is destroyed and a new way of life is founded and the hmnan race is reunited. That's the way I intend
to do it now, but I don't know if that's how I'm gonna do it.

ID: You seem to have about four or five different Digen stories that I've read. You seem to have
started with Digen, frcm the very first Sime story through UN'IO ZEOR, FOREVER. You have one story each
for Yone and Klairon. Do you intend to either expand these stories or write more than one story about
these people? Because it seems to me you could have written at least another story about Hugh and Klyd.
You don't have to take it through to Digen. So do you intend to write sequels to these stories or just
one story per generation?

JL: No, no, no. I'm telling a story. The hero of the Sims series in not the Farris that I'm writing
about; it's the clash between the Tecton and the Distect. -

ID: May I make a suggestion?
J'L: Yeah.

ID: Finish off a story! You seem to leave yourself opeinings for another story between Hugh and Klyd,
but I don't think we will ever see that story, at least not professionally.

JL: Do you want to know how that happened? That's the result of being a neo-writcr. HOUSE OF ZEOR is
the first third of a book that I had mapped out and I had it plotted and all outlined to go fifty thous—
and words. The first twenty thousand words was the story that appears in HOUSE OF ZEOR. There was no
way to tell that story in twenty thousand words. It turned out to be eighty-seven thousandwords. Now,
as a beginning writer trying to sell a first novel, there is no way that I'm going to sell a science
fiction first novel which is longer than a hundred thousand words. So I sold the first third of the
thing and I figured I'd write an jimediate seguel as the second part of it. And then I got to horsing
around and messing around with it and I decided - everybody liked "Iortuen." merbody agreed that it


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