[LMB] Jossed/JRRM

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Fri Aug 30 06:27:52 BST 2019


Isn't it Cordelia, in *Barrayar,* who thinks to herself when contemplating
her unborn child: "By this act I bring one death into the world?"

On Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 9:33 PM Jason Long <sturmvogel66 at gmail.com> wrote:

> True, but the frequency and numbers shown on-camera, so to speak, also
> matter.
>
> On Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 10:02 PM Lois Bujold <lbujold at myinfmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > [LMB] Jossed/JRRM
> > Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
> > Fri Aug 30 00:10:19 BST 2019
> >
> >
> > (Snips) ...Discussing comparative death counts of GRRM and LMB:
> >
> > Actually, when you think about it, which no one ever does, the death
> > rate in George's books, my books, most every other book, and the entire
> > history humanity and most other multi-cellular organisms, is exactly the
> > same: one per birth.
> >
> > Why it _seems_ different across fictions (and histories) I leave as an
> > exercise in contemplation.
> >
> > Ta, L.
> >
> >
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