[LMB] Grays

Markus Baur baur at chello.at
Sat Nov 21 07:47:24 GMT 2020




Am 21.11.2020 um 00:47 schrieb Damien Sullivan:
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 12:02:55PM -0600, Tony Zbaraschuk wrote:
>> I'm fairly sure that the Arisians would never make a Lens for Mark or
>> Miles Vorkosigan.  (Lord Auditor Vorthys, on the other hand, would
> Lensmen are supposed to be incorruptible, as judged by a nearly
> omniscient judge.  Miles has fallen (Memory).  I think Mark has too: if
> not stealing the Dendarii (arguably a clever use of resources) then his
> near-sex with someone he knew was a 10yo clone.
>> And where would the Boskonians start their infiltration into the wormhole
>> network, hmmm?  (No, not Cetaganda -- that's too easy.  Cetagandans would
>> be on the side of Civilization.  Nor Jackson's Whole -- too messy for the
>> Eddorians.)
> JW is basically Boskonian as it is.  Just needs a strong hand to put it in
> order.  Totally up the Boskone alley.  Cetaganda's ruthless hierarchy is
> pretty Boskonian too; it may be 'easy' but it works.  May be trickier to
> suborn without using telepathic mind control -- you can't just drop in
> some strongman like on JW -- but hey, Boskone *has* mind control.
> Eddorians are immortal third level mentalities.  Very little is "too
> messy" for them.
> Athos's gender hangups might make it attractive to an asexual Eddorian
> as well.  Plus the whole telepathy gene business. True, some industrial
> uplift and militarization would be needed, but that's not a problem.  And
> hardly anyone visits Athos, so you can work on it without alarming the
> other natives.
> Crossover comedy: an Athosian and a Lyranian having to work together on
> pain of execution.

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