[LMB] Cloning?

Peter Hews Peterhews at protonmail.com
Wed Oct 13 19:46:08 BST 2021

On Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 at 15:57, WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:

> You could say that Mark is a clone to replace Miles. Violently.
> Ser Galen had a very limited imagination. What if Mark had not been squeezed into a Miles size and shape but had been allowed to grow strong and healthy with a Komarran mindset and introduced on Barrayar as a nonmutie heir to Aral? The political disruption would almost been as bad as the assassination attempt.
> William A Wenrich

It's only under Betan law that a clone is treated as the equivalent of a "normal" descendant.  Even a non-"mutant" Mark would be condemned for his unnatural galactic origins by exactly the conservatives who would be looking for an alternative to Miles.

Peter Hews

Oh better far to live and die under the brave black flag I fly,
Than play a sanctimonious part with a pirate head and a pirate heart.

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