[LMB] When World-Views Collide, books

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 9 05:43:39 GMT 2022

The relationship between Ekaterin and Tien could be seen at the toxic end
of athe relationship spectrum. And also the more uglier aspects of
traditional Vor culture.

On Sat, Jan 8, 2022, 7:01 AM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:

> From: Karen Hunt <huntkc at gmail.com
> On Wed, Jan 5, 2022 at 12:25 PM Margaret via Lois-Bujold <
> lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> > Question: She says that Barrayar is an exploration of the cost of
> > parenthood through six parallel couples. I can't identify the couples.
> > Here are the ones I can think of:
> > Clearly:
> > Cordelia and Aral
> > Kou and Drou
> > Maybe:
> > Alys and Padma
> > Kareen and Serg
> > Kareen and Vidal
> >
> The other is Bothari and the replicator. Quoted from the Author's Afterword
> in Cordelia's Honor:
> Not just Aral and Cordelia, but all the other supporting couples took up
> and played their symphonic variations on the theme, exploring its
> complexities: Kou and Drou, Padma and Alys, Piotr and his dead wife,
> Vordarian and Serg and Kareen, and most strangely and SFnally, Bothari and
> the uterine replicator.
> Gwynne: I would have added Ekaterin and Tien to the list; parenthood
> brought Ekaterin a huge love for her child, but it was a tether that
> limited
> her life and choices for a long time.
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