[LMB] Bishops, new world applications to Barrayar
jelbelser at comcast.net
Sat Dec 10 01:14:26 GMT 2016
I got the impression that Athos was a theocracy. The government maintains the total ban on females. Ethan is devout in a way that suggests active participation in religious ceremonies. It is mentioned in the story that not only was there discussion at high government levels about funding Ethan's excursion, but also that the discussion included Ethan's faith being strong enough to withstand the exposure to women he would encounter.
Janet in TN
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