Friday, 12 February 2016
Tom and Adrienne ride up into the Californian hills:
"After an hour or so he noticed something odd - a silence." (p. 406)
We already know that New Virginia is quieter then FirstSide but this is more specific. The horses and dogs have sensed something. Adrienne points out a leopard in a tree. But we already knew that John Rolfe had imported African and Asian animals. What other differences are there?
Sean Brooks reminded me of one:
"...the prices looked absurdly low." (p. 254)
No inflation. Here is another: neither dictatorship nor democracy but "'...a reasonably law-abiding and benevolent feudal oligarchy.'" (p. 269)
I could live in New Virginia if I could be like Ralph Barnes but that will be another post.