[LMB] CVA - Epilogue

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Sun May 5 00:23:40 BST 2013

On May 4, 2013, at 3:30 PM, Heather Harper <harpingheather at gmail.com> wrote:

>> I appreciate the subtle point that monoclimatic planets are a totally
>>> unrealistic feature of SF.  It's true of Barrayar, yeah, but we spend
>> lots
>>> of time there.  Many other planets we see are moderately uniform, at
>> least
>>> in the limited perspective we get.  But they aren't all alike - and
>> neither
>>> is Ylla.
> Am I reading this wrong?  Since when is Barrayar portrayed as a
> monoclimatic planet?  Kyril Island is definitely Arctic and Vorbarr Sultana
> is clearly not.  In "Memory" there's reference to tropical resorts where
> one drinks silly little drinks with umbrellas in them.  South Continent is
> written as being different from the rest of Barrayar (presumably called
> North Continent).
> Take care,
> Heather

And Barrayar also has seasons.

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