Re: Re: [mythsoc] bilious
- alexeik@... writes:
>natural, even if there no longer is a monarchy. What David was alluding to, IExcept that he's applying it to the Vorkosigan novels, where the
>think, was the superficial tossing-about of traditional-sounding titles for
>cheap effect, in fictional contexts where such a social system doesn't have
>any plausible historical roots.
social ssytem -does- have plausible historical roots (and where, in
fact, a social revolution is occuring during the books, largely thanks
to a single imported invention).
> (And yes, _The Fall of the Kings_ is a fantastic book!) :-)It's very good. I don't, personally, like it as much as Swordspoint,
but I certainly eargerly await other books about that suniverse from
Joshua Kronengold (mneme@...) "I've been teaching |\ _,,,--,,_ ,)
--^--him...to live, to breathe, to walk, to sample the /,`.-'`' -, ;-;;'
/\\joy on each road, and the sorrow at each turning. |,4- ) )-,_ ) /\
/-\\\I'm sorry if I kept him out too late"--Vlad Taltos '---''(_/--' (_/-'
>Would you really "cheer in real life if the peasants revolted and killedI know I wouldn't. Especially since in the eyes of the majority of the
>all the aristocrats"?
world, the average American or European IS an aristocrat. We have the
education, riches and privileges (and assumption of superiority) that rivals
any aristo in history. If aristos are the enemy, then the enemy is us.