Saturday, 18 October 2014

"Cultures Of Mixed Species"

Dominic Flandry says:

"'Cultures of mixed species look especially promising. Consider Avalon already.'"
-Poul Anderson, Flandry's Legacy (New York, 2012), p. 75.

Not only Avalon - human beings share:

Avalon with Ythrians;
Dennitza with Merseians;
Freehold with Arulians:
Imhotep with Starkadians;
Daedalus with Cynthians and Donarrians.

We see several strong intercultural influences. On Avalon, human beings join choths. On Dennitza, the Zmayi (Merseians) have a House in the Parliament. On Freehold, outbacker Mistresses of Skills apply Arulian techniques. Many more volumes could have been devoted to this single aspect of Technic Civilization.

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