[LMB] TSK comparison to another author

Tel teldreaming at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 07:10:08 BST 2011


On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 9:49 PM, Damien Sullivan
<phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 02:46:12PM -0700, Harimad wrote:
>> I'm almost embarrassed to even be thinking of this comparison, but
>> here it is: in our discussions of Lakewalker/farmer relations,
>> differing attitudes toward life and family and human relations, that
>> Lakewalkers save the world and expect everyone else to support them
>> (granted, not 100%) while they do so, and Lakewalker elitism vs.
>> farmer ingenuity, how to fight an inimical foe most efficiently and
>> maybe the way we've always done it isn't the best way after all, and
>> what will Lakewalkers do after the malices are gone ... keeping
>> bringing to mind another author who created a society with similar
>> issues.  Anne McCaffrey's Pern.
>>
>> Is it just me?
>
> No, there are certainly similarities, though it's certainly not tight.

In particular, the Weyrs are definitely going the lordship route.

-Tel (who doesn't find straight Pern all that compelling, but has had
fun in the past subverting the themes...)



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