[LMB] Rian's gift to Miles? (A bit of a spoiler relating to Cetaganda)

Ibis ibarhis at gmail.com
Sun May 7 17:30:27 BST 2006


Are you sure?  I was just reading the conclusive chapters to a book about
the Bourbons which described how the DNA of one of the Bourbon pretenders
was compared with the DNA from hair samples from Marie-Antoinette's sisters.




On 06/05/06, Jenny Sessions <sessiojr at uwec.edu> wrote:
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>
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> Lucie Tuan wrote:
> > I was re-reading Cetaganda, and this question came upon me.
> > If it has been asked before, I apologize. Couldn't find the answer in
> FAQ:(
> >
> > So there was Rian, giving Miles a long, long lock of her hair. I would
> think
> > that since Cetagandans are so concerned about their genome, giving out a
> > part of their physical tissue that contains their genes would be a
> serious
> > and intense ritual.
> >
> Except that hair doesn't contain DNA.  I would love to see some more
> interaction with the Haut Empress Rian, but Miles is too much of an
> outsider, a foreigner and an erstwhile enemy for him to have much more
> intimate contact with the Empress.
>
> Jenny Sessions
>
> "Politicians hunger for the 80/20 issues. But who among the eighty, will
> stand up for the twenty?"
> President Bartlet and Senator Stackhouse, "the West Wing"
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