[LMB] OT: ish, the nuclear family

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Sat Feb 15 21:43:58 GMT 2020



> On Feb 15, 2020, at 11:28 AM, Katherine Collett <kcollett at hamilton.edu> wrote:
> 
> The families in Lois's books do run the gamut, don't they?  The most isolated nuclear family might be Ekaterin and Tien's -- not really a recommendation for the nuclear family, though of course that's Tien's fault (doesn't Ekaterin point out how "alone together) they are?).  In contrast, look at Vorkosigan House, and even just Miles ("he's not a man, he's a mob").  Fawn's family includes her aunt and is very much networked with the local community, and Dag and Fawn accrete family/patrol/community as they go.

Early Quaddies didn’t have a choice.   I wonder what their pushback would have been like when they started off on their own.


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