[LMB] Jossed/JRRM

Roberta Wright ravenenterprises at gmail.com
Sat Aug 31 18:00:40 BST 2019


but the death rate in The Curse of Chalion isn't...Caz has 3 deaths per 1
birth. ;)


On Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 11:29 PM Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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