[LMB] Kosher

Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com
Sun Dec 4 02:32:59 GMT 2016

> On Dec 3, 2016, at 2:07 PM, M R Dolbear <m.dolbear at lineone.net> wrote:

(concerning a discussion on how many of the Firsters on Barrayar were on temporary assignment)

> And in Komar
> Terraforming?”
> “Oh, good heavens. That training takes ten years, and ­another ten years
> of internship beyond it, before you can even begin to grasp the
> complexities.”
> ==
> So a lot of very specialised and expensive personnel with more expected
> to take over later phases and none of these expecting to stay just
> because they were useful.

But terraforming a planet could easily take over a lifetime. The population keeps increasing because of subsequent waves of immigrants and natural increase. This requires expanding the habitable area.

"We have advanced to new and surprising levels of bafflement."
Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan describes progress in _Komarr_.
Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com

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