Mikhaïl Winckelmann is the head of the group elder people (on average 93 years of age) that is heading towards Earth in the Tube . He is the former doctor of Kârinh. He helped her during birth. Afterwards he raised Kârinh 1). He hibernates during the expedition to Earth, but is remotely woken to help Kârinh.
Mikhaïl Winckelmann looks a lot like Max Morton in the Lighted World.
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