[LMB] I like Barrayar

Harimad harimad2001 at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 18 05:09:12 BST 2012

TN>--- On Tue, 6/26/12, T Neill <t_neill at hotmail.com> wrote:
TN> How did Barrayar assimilate so MUCH technology in a mere 35
TN> to 50 years?  That's just incredible to me. How did it
TN> impact the Time-of-isolation culture? They went from horses
TN> and swords to driving off the Cetegandans in 35 years and
TN> conquered Komarr less than a generation later. With a major
TN> civil war in between.  Amazing. It interests me to no
TN> end.
TN> And seeing how they use their creaky and archaic government
TN> structure to deal with modern technology.

Your writeup makes clear many parallels between Barrayar and Meiji Japan, especially as regards to technology adaption without losing indigenous culture.

- Harimad

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