[LMB] Komarrans, & biowealth

Jaye orchestra at wingedharper.com
Fri, 14 Mar 2003 22:04:01 -0800


>I'd like to put in a word here for Komarrans in general. I don't think we
>have any evidence at all that Ser Galen was typical even as Galeni's
>parent, let alone as Mark's parent-surrogate.
         You're completely right. I meant to say "Komarran-terrorist" and 
the 2nd word didn't get put in. Sorry about that. In general, I'd guess the 
Komarrans are as skilled and empathic parents as the Betans.

>  I think that Aral means something even more general than family ties.
>I think he means living breathing creatures, especially but not only
         Of course. I don't think anyone would argue that Lois doesn't 
portray Zap and her offspring, or Ninny (or Rose & the other horses in 
Barrayar) as part of "wealth" -- even as annoyed as Miles gets at the 
kitties in ACC. Heck, even the teak forests and maple groves. And terran 
biological matter is not somethnig Barrayarans take for granted; that's for 
sure! Even the manure!
"Old Friends, they mean much more to me than new friends
Cos they can see where you are, and they know where you've been.
           Stephen Chapin