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2061: Odyssey Three - Chapter 40, Monsters from Earth Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 40, Monsters from Earth Summary

Dr. Floyd talks with another person on the Moon, probably George or Jerry. The other person advises Dr. Floyd to sublet his apartment. The conversation turns to Maggie M abandoning her novel on Shaka and various famous tyrants throughout the ages who happen to have been homosexual. The mention of Sebastian, Dr. Floyd's parrot, establishes his part in the conversation.

Chapter 40, Monsters from Earth Analysis

When first introduced in Chapter 7, George and Jerry seem ambiguously homosexual. This conversation confirms the orientation with the use of fey, which can be taken as Moon slang for homosexual, and the general gist of the following passage.

"'Almost enough to make one want to switch. We've always claimed that we're gentle and kindhearted (as well as madly talented and artistic, of course) but now you've made us look into some of the so-called Great Warriors...

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