I love Malicia and her Genre Saviness.--
-... Said Keith. "And what am I in your story?"
"I know its not going to be the romantic interest," said Malicia. "And your not funny enough for comic releif. I don't know. Probably just someone. You know, like the 'man in the street,' something like that.----
And the VOICE of Darwinian progress is an interesting bit of scientific looniness. And I think it got it right too. To much lit these days is Lamark rather than Darwin, which seems to be a tough concept.