The final book in Octavia Butler's excellent Xenogenesis trilogy. Jodahs, the child of an Oankali/human family, is growing up not to be male (as it expected) or female, but ooloi, the third Oankali sex and a powerful natural genetic engineer. The power of the ooloi coupled with the unpredictability of humans scares the Oankali community, and it is exiled with his family until it can be seen if it is safe to be around - an out-of-control ooloi could cause massive damage to other living creatures around it. On their wandering exile, Jodahs discovers a band of resister humans who are somehow still fertile without being joined to Oankali families - and who are massively inbred. Jodahs learns to use its abilities to help heal them - and becomes the centre of a race-wide debate about what to do with them.

A motherboard developed Milipede for use with Risc OS systems. It aimed to provide the following:

 

  • On-board rev. T StrongARM
  • Processor upgrade connector (eg for Intel XScale architecture)
  • Up to 512Mb SDRAM in SO-DIMMs running at 100 MHz (minimum)
  • 16 MB flash memory

  • Very high resolution video for the time  - 2048 x 1536 @ 72 Hz 
  • SoundBlaster compatible sound processing
  • Game port with joystick and MIDI I/O
  • Built-in 100 Base-TX Ethernet

  • Dual EIDE port to support up to four devices
  • Dual serial ports (RS232 and RS422/RS485) up to 460 kb/s
  • Dual USB port
  • PS/2 mouse and keyboard interface

  • Audio/video expansion bus with four real-time video streams
  • Standard podule bus with enhanced data rate
  • Additional decoded podule connector

  • EMC compliance
  • Interesting colour

     

  • The sexually mature stage of an insect's life cycle.


    From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

    I*ma"go (?), n.; pl. Imagoes (#). [L. See Image.]

    1.

    An image.

    2. Zool.

    The final adult, and usually winged, state of an insect. See Illust. of Ant-lion, and Army worm.

     

    © Webster 1913.

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