A Beta-minus woman, who is separated from the Director in storm during a visit to the Reservation. Though she had taken all the proper precautions, she was pregnant with John when separated from the Director, and was so embarrassed at giving birth that she didn't try to leave the Reservation. Her World State belief in promiscuous sex and drug-taking make her and John outcasts in the Reservation. Once she returns to the World State she drugs herself into a permanent soma-stupor until she dies.
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...is soma distribution time. John is suddenly overwhelmed with anger, and thinks that soma caused Linda's death. He shouts that soma is poison, and tells the Deltas to throw it away.... (full context)