[LMB] Cetaganda: Twin Empires and the Occupation
phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Sat Jun 5 08:23:24 BST 2010
On Fri, Jun 04, 2010 at 10:47:38PM -0500, Lois McMaster Bujold wrote:
> *** Alas, there is no way any Nexus colony world could have started with
> a population of a billion, or even a million. Transport costs.
> Thousands or tens of thousands at most, in the early waves; many worlds
> doubtless started with much less. (More could be added later, of
> 800 years before Miles's time would be the earliest -- Beta Colony holds
> that distinction, in fact, when the effort was still briefly sub-light
> generation ships. Most jump-ship populated worlds would be ~700 or
> fewer years old by his day.
> Cetaganda's culture was largely consciously designed, a Project from the
> get-go or nearly so, not grown at random, and probably from Eta Ceta.
> Co-option and conquest followed a bit later, as well as daughter
Ex-cathedra worldbuilding! Woo! A tease, but something!
How old is Barrayar? I always thought of it as 800, but that would make
it barely younger than Beta, and one of the first wormhole-colonized
Too much to ask for an age on Cetaganda, I'm sure...
-xx- Damien X-)
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