[LMB] Brain Damage For Ivan?

Royce McDaniels roycemcdaniels158 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 21 00:50:32 GMT 2011


wooooo. now that's some serious textev sleuthing! okay will adjust
retconning accordingly. drat it.

amazed royce
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On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 3:32 PM, Gretchen Wright <gretchen.wright at rcn.com>wrote:

>
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Damien Sullivan
> Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 5:15 PM
> To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
> Subject: Re: [LMB] Brain Damage For Ivan?
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 10:06:12AM -0800, Royce McDaniels wrote:
>
>> The capital city was apparently quite large. Textev 1:
>>
>
> Cool.
>
> We *also* have textev that Old Earthe is still the most populated human
>> world so far. Given that the US (and perhaps China since it is never
>>
>
> Right.
>
> mentioned, Tung retires to Brazil, and India since the Patrils
>> immigrated to flinking barrayar!) have been partially or fully
>> devasted by nuclear war, we can assume Earthe's population is well
>> under current levels. My guess is 2 billion for Earth, 2/3 of which
>> are in South America and the rest in
>>
>
> This goes far too far.  The only place we have nuke evidence for is the
> US.  Other places not getting mentioned doesn't mean much; we're far
> from having had a census.  Patrils on Barrayar... have you noticed the
> immigration to the UK these days?  Indian names on an English colony is
> not surprising.
>
> And even if you wiped out everyone in US, China, and India, today that
> would be less than half the population, leaving nearly 4 billion on
> Earth.
>
> I'd assume a population comparable to today's, or even up toward 10
> billion, until Lois says something.
>
> She has. Well, Elli has, in BiA. :)
> "From my point of view their method looked like it came awfully damn close
> to working," she remarked. "It suggests, though, that opportunity might have
> been their limiting factor. I mean, Admiral Naismith doesn't just go into
> hiding when you go downside, tricky as it would be to find one man among
> nine billion. He literally ceases to exist anywhere, zip! There was evidence
> these guys had been hanging around the shuttleport for some days waiting for
> you.
>
>
> Gretchen
>
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