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The Gelflings of Thra
Photo by Murray Close/Getty Images

As interesting as their cultures are, there's another Gelflings divide worth considering: the dimorphic divide of gender. What are we to make of the wingless male Jen and the winged female Kira? Learn all about it in this Monster of the Week post.


About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.