Post by Greg Goss Post by Quadibloc Post by Magewolf Post by James Nicoll
Spartan Planet (John Grimes, book 5) by A. Bertram Chandler
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.
Post by Quadibloc
But as for this basic plot premise, it was also used in the _Starlost_ episode
"The Goddess Calabra".
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
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