[LMB] Uterine replicators in _Shards of Honor_

alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca
Tue Oct 30 17:05:53 GMT 2018

On Tue, 30 Oct 2018, WalterStuartBushell wrote:
>> On Oct 30, 2018, at 10:18 AM, Damien Sullivan <phoenix at mindstalk.net> wrote:
>> As Cordelia noted, Mark was kind of raised to imitate Miles.  And Mark's
>> a lot less about forward momentum; he could be happy in a room being an
>> ImpSec analyst.
> You have textev for that assertion?

Mark says this to (I think) Cordelia in Mirror Dance or possibly Memory.

> Besides Mark was raised as an imitation, Miles had more freedom to 
> choose life course. I think Mark would want to be in command, the 
> closest he comes to being an employee we see is when he takes the ship 
> and crew from Cordelia to raid the Whole.

I think it's not so much that Mark wants to command as that he doesn't 
want to be commanded. Memories of Ser Galen there.


Alayne McGregor
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