Re: Re: [mythsoc] bilious
- Correction: I'm applying it to my speculation as to why Ernest might have
not found the Vorkosigan books enticing enough to read. I haven't read
them either, for reasons of my own: I tend not to like space opera. Maybe
they're good, but I've had too many bad books recommended to me with great
- David Bratman
At 12:26 PM 3/27/2003 , Joshua wrote:
>alexeik@... writes:to, I
>>natural, even if there no longer is a monarchy. What David was alluding
>>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.
>Except that he's applying it to the Vorkosigan novels, where the
>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).
>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.