On Monday, 11 June 2018 18:28:00 UTC+1, Magewolf wrote:
> On 6/10/2018 7:41 PM, Greg Goss wrote:
> > Quadibloc <***@ecn.ab.ca> wrote:
> >> On Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 11:57:36 AM UTC-6, Magewolf wrote:
> >>> On 6/10/2018 8:59 AM, James Nicoll wrote:
> >>>> Spartan Planet (John Grimes, book 5) by A. Bertram Chandler
> >>>> https://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/rough-and-tough-and-strong-and-mean
> >>> I always assumed that Bujold had read it. Ethan of Athos read as
> >>> something of a "I could do that better" story to me when I first read it.
> >> Not having read Ethan of Athos, I can't comment on how similar it may have been
> >> to Spartan Planet.
> > Virgin planet is an easier setup. EoA was an all-MALE society.
> >> But as for this basic plot premise, it was also used in the _Starlost_ episode
> >> "The Goddess Calabra".
> >> John Savard
> And the all male colony world was used for the Saber Marionette
> franchise. So it is something that comes up every now and then.
> Of course the Saber Marionette backstory never made much sense. The
> colony was founded by the six male survivors of a colony ship with the
> help of some cloning equipment. But as was shown and talked about they
> were able to manipulate the genes enough so everyone looked different
> but for some reason they were not able to just throw two X chromosomes
> together to get a female. And it is not like they did not want woman
> around when you consider the wacky lengths the rulers go to to try to
> get one.
I dare you.
> It would have been more sensible as six women cloning a planet of women
> since in that case they would have had to fabricate a Y chromosome from
It's basically hormones though?