[LMB] Ethnicity in the Wormhole Nexus was: Fact Correction (not political)

Louann Miller lqmiller at ev1.net
Thu, 01 Apr 2004 08:56:16 -0600

At 07:50 AM 4/1/2004 -0700, PAT MATHEWS wrote:
>>I met a man who was born in Hawaii with a Polish surname.  His great 
>>grandfather had been Polish, every single other ancestor was Chinese.  In 
>>Hawaii, he had worked in an office full of other Oriental faces, and he 
>>said it was occasionally amusing to see visitors looking for Mr. 
>>Sokoloski in the sea of Lees and Changs.
>There's a Santa Fe lawyer called Llewellyn Lujan.

ObSF, if not actually Bujold: this was predicted in SF some time ago. In 
the 1960's H. Beam Piper, for one, often gave secondary characters first 
and last names from very different cultures. I think it worked well as a 
subtle encluing that "this is the future, we do things differently here."