Had to ask...Now the Vorkosigan books

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Thu Jun 26 19:55:09 EDT 2003

On Thu, 26 Jun 2003 22:47:07 +0100, minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:

>Melissa wrote:
>>There's something in the later books in the series about how Miles and Aral
>>both have this tremendous gift for selecting personnel...I think it bears
>>out not just in how useful the people are, but in how interesting they are
>>to read about.  I love Ma Kosti and we practically never see her.
>>Cordelia is definitely my favorite.  Sometimes I just read those first two
>>books, just for fun.
>I love the idea of a character's having chosen his mother....
>(don't hit me)

You do seem to enjoy asking for trouble, don't you?  :)

>I am not convinced I would choose her as a *mother*, though.  Commanding
>officer, yes, unhesitatingly, leige lady, undoubtedly, but *mother*?  I am
>not convinced I want a Betan mother.

I think she's a better mother for the average Barrayaran than a Barrayaran
might be.  Certainly Miles would never have existed if Cordelia had been a
good Vor lady.

Melissa Proffitt

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