[LMB] Shedding demon chaos

Katherine (Kathy) Collett kcollett at hamilton.edu
Fri Jul 30 18:48:56 BST 2021


On Jul 30, 2021, at 12:50 PM, Margaret Dean <margdean56 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> In Physicians of Vilnoc, Pen and
> Desdemona can get as far as sensing that what causes the disease is in some
> way "alive," but even Des can't focus down sufficiently to be able to
> separate out what are presumably the bacteria/viruses from the cells and
> microbes that are "supposed" to be there. So I doubt that anything else
> that's going on at the microbial level could be separated out either.

Hm, but Penric knows about the glassmakers that made that baron’s glasses; magnifying glasses may not be too far off, and maybe even microscopes?  And if Penric and Desdemona can see microbes through a microscope, can they then manipulate them?

Katherine


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