[LMB] Ethan

Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com
Sat Feb 24 17:07:03 GMT 2018


> On Feb 24, 2018, at 2:48 AM, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> From: "M. Haller Yamada" <thefabmadamem at yahoo.com>
> 
> Anyway, I see the Athosian army as a vestigial tail. They think they may need it, because
> someone is going to be jealous of their paradise and invade. They are so paranoid! But of
> course, their military etc. is going to be so out of date that if someone did decide to invade,
> the whole army is just Security Theater -- I don't think they can win against determined modern
> aggressors.
> But . . . who would want to invade the out-of-the-way place? There's their safety.
> (-: Good question!
> Micki
> 
> Gwynne: Very true, except that all of that could have been said about Barrayar just
> before the Cetagandan invasion.


Except that Ethos is a much further out-of-the-way place (IIRC, months of travel, rather than just days to a major nexus).

"We have advanced to new and surprising levels of bafflement."
Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan describes progress in _Komarr_.
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