On Wed, 2003-03-12 at 09:05, Chris Turkel wrote: > On Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at 12:23 AM, David Silberstein wrote: > > > On Tue, 11 Mar 2003, Frank Mayhar wrote: > > > >> Chris Turkel wrote: > >>> I have read on various web sites that Dragaera was settled by > >>> Terrans...what evidence in the book is there? Did I miss it? > >> > >> Issola. During Sethra's long-winded explanation requested by Vlad, > >> to his > >> great regret. :-) She says as much, explicitly. > >> > > > > She doesn't say exactly that. What she says is that Easterners - what > > *we* call humans - arrived first (except for the Serioli, who are > > native) and were modified by the Jenoine into Dragaerans. She doesn't > > say explicitly "terrans", of course. > > > > This also jibes with the Serioli calling Vlad "of the Old People" or > > "People from the small invisible lights". > > I should modify my original question . I have read Issola but even > before it was published there was such speculation. Are there > references in earlier books? Yes, but I don't think it was as clear as what was in _Issola_. I don't remember exactly where it was mentioned, but I think the scene where Vlad finds out about Dolivar and has the discussion with Aliera on genetics probablly has something in there about it. I don't remember what book that was in, but I want to say _Yendi_ for some reason.