[LMB] GJ&RQ - Ch 14 - A walk in the sunlight
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Sun Nov 27 13:55:42 GMT 2016
> On Nov 27, 2016, at 5:06 AM, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Chapter 14 is a quiet walk through the birthday party.
> Oliver agonises over his job offer. Cordelia wonders what he'll decide.
> And along the way we see Sergyaran society - busy, happy, tolerant
> (fairly, at least), with a lot of Nexus influence. Everything is busy and
> booming - education, construction, agriculture. They're frantically
> trying to do centuries of work and research in a few decades.
> But this is a happy society, growing fast, where people can live good
> lives. And this is the world that Aral and Cordelia have guided for so
> long. Sort of Barrayar Mark II. They did their best with Barrayar,
> despite so many restrictions and problems. Then their reward was to
> do it all again, almost from scratch, on Sergyar.
> And they've done a pretty good job.
But doing it from scratch was easier than Barrayar, because fewer traditions
and no council of Counts or Ministers and they had only Gregor above them.
Below them was another problem and funds were a problem also.
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