[LMB] Ethan of Athos: Elli Quinn
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Tue Jun 8 16:09:29 BST 2010
Of course, all the little Quinns will be male...
--- On Mon, 6/7/10, Judy R. Johnson <jrj at fidalgo.net> wrote:
From: Judy R. Johnson <jrj at fidalgo.net>
Subject: Re: [LMB] Ethan of Athos: Elli Quinn
To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold." <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
Date: Monday, June 7, 2010, 10:15 PM
On 6/7/2010 3:00 PM, Philomytha wrote:
> I first met Elli in Memory (owing to an almost pathological inability to read a series in order) and she didn't come across wonderfully there, being Miles' past rather than his future, but I like her much better in EoA. She's a bit ruthless with Ethan, and very sneaky, but she does some clever stuff. Her bit of tactical judo with the false STD report is fun, as is the whole business with the newts, and I really liked that she agrees to donate an ovary to Athos. The idea of hundreds of little Quinns running around there is just delightful, and it shows a more generous side to Elli's character.
NEW -- JRJ> Practical, too. What are her chances of having children in the ordinary way? Of course, she has a large extended family, it seems to be implied, so her genetic heritage will live on anyway, which sounds to be an advantage for humanity.
-- Entwife Judy
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