Challenge 649 Response
with Elous Telma
Oikos Nannion appears in issue 649.
What does oikos mean, in Greek?
“Oikos” means "house,” and it may refer to the physical structure of a house or that plus its denizens. Wikipedia has a good and much broader explanation. For the title, I allowed myself some vagueness; I hope I have not done so in the story itself. Being a research scientist, I value precision, but it doesn’t mean I always achieve it!
A BwS principle: “If you have a good character, for pity‘s sake, don’t kill her!” Is the fate of the kindly old lady a disappointment or a portent of dread?
Thank you for implying the old lady is a good character. I liked her, too. But she had to go in that precise way, not for practical reasons — e.g. Nannion’s abandonment, gradually introducing too many characters, etc.— but because her fate is a portent of a particular atmosphere that is important later on in this saga. More info would probably come with spoilers, so perhaps I should avoid that.
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