[LMB] Betan Child Licenses (was: Re: LQ #65: Bujold for here & now)

Judy R Johnson jrj at fidalgo.net
Thu Sep 10 21:48:47 BST 2009

 From: "Claire Nollet" <cnollet at gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 9:21 AM
To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold." 
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Subject: Re: [LMB] Betan Child Licenses (was: Re: LQ #65: Bujold for here & 

On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 11:56 AM, Tel wrote:
> Wouldn't have posted it if it wasn't. (
> http://lists.herald.co.uk/old-archives/lois-bujold/001004-3603)

Claire Nollet>Thanks for the reference. Hmmm. Selling your third child 
variance. Sounds
a little like techno-slavery. Almost Jacksonian, really.

NEW - JRJ>Well, the variance is just a license, a piece of paper (data, 
anyway), not an actual child.  So I think it would work fine.  ...So long 
as undue pressure could not be used to obtain it, and if there's no real 
poverty, probably not.  ...Blackmail, maybe, but what could shock a Betan?  
Wrongdoing of some sort, I guess.

Entwife Judy

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