Grace (was Re: [LMB] Re:(chat) series and titles)

onyxhawke at onyxhawke at
Fri Mar 30 15:36:55 BST 2007

Otoh Americans are going to be if not the largest share of readers, certainly a large percentage.

The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth--that the error and truth are simply opposite. They are nothing of the sort. What the world turns to, when it is cured of one error, is usually simply another error, and maybe one worse than the first one. H. L. Mencken    

-----Original Message-----
From: Jacki Knight <jacki at>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 18:45:01 
To:"Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold." <lois-bujold at>
Subject: Re: Grace (was Re: [LMB] Re:(chat) series and titles)

On 30/03/2007, at 5:16 AM, Azalais Aranxta wrote:
>   TSK has a very north American setting.

Only if you're looking at it from within that frame of reference, 

Nothing in the descriptions of landscape or physical features would be 
likely to strike a non-USian reader as specifically USian unless they 
had some familiarity with it.  I remember being quite surprised at the 
various comments made early on, about how it reminded people of their 
childhood places etc. because there was nothing in the narrative to 
indicate that it was meant to be a specific place - unless you knew the 
place already, which some USian people obviously did.

I've never been to the North American continent so it just seemed to me 
like another world (and it still does after several re-reads) because I 
_don't_ share that frame of reference.

Jacki in Canberra - not trying to be argumentative, just sharing a 
differing viewpoint

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