On 3/12/2018 10:21 AM, Robert Woodward wrote:
> In article <email@example.com>,
> ***@panix.com (James Nicoll) wrote:
>> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
>> Robert Woodward <***@drizzle.com> wrote:
>>> In article <email@example.com>,
>>> ***@panix.com (James Nicoll) wrote:
>>>> Floating Worlds by Cecelia Holland
>>> Mongols? I remember comments (in, IIRC, _Locus_), that the Styth were
>>> based on the Huns (and Saba was Atilla).
>> Perhaps I erred but they seemed to be space mongols to me...
> I haven't found the Huns description (according to the ISFDB, there was
> no review in Locus); however, Charles Brown in a review column in the
> 3rd issue of what is now _Asimov's Science Fiction_ said Mongols as
> well. I might have seen it in Geis's _Science Fiction Review_, but I
> haven't found my copies.
From the point of view of the peasant getting trampled under hoof, is
there much difference between Huns and Mongols?
Inquiring minds want to know while minds with a self-preservation
instinct are running screaming.