[LMB] Barrayaran Ranks and The problem of being related to Miles

Katherine Collett kcollett at hamilton.edu
Tue Sep 6 20:58:11 BST 2011


> On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 11:14 AM, Harimad <harimad2001 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> 
>> I don't see how Ivan's rank as captain could have been Navy-type captain
>> (equivalent to Army colonel) either.  He's too young and inexperienced.  If
>> you remember the TV show M*A*S*H, the venerable Potter was a colonel.  I've
>> already read Ivan to be an Army-style captain.

On Sep 6, 2011, at 2:54 PM, Jeff Shultz wrote:

> Except that Miles aspired to the same rank... and it was definitely the ship
> captain level of captain for him.

I don't think so.  Where's the textev?  He talks about how petty and unimportant the promotion to captain is, even though he still wants it.  Doesn't sound like a ship captain promotion to me.

Katherine


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