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From: m.driussi@genie.com
Subject: (urth) second thoughts
Date: Sun, 31 May 98 22:46:00 GMT


Wait a second--just because Mrs. B's mom =wants= to go doesn't mean
that she wasn't a prisoner.  A prisoner could be chosing between a
cell and a homestead on the frontier.  But still, why would there be
that baby restriction?  Maybe just that the authorities deemed it too
dangerous for babies to travel that way.

So the warship clears out the enemy strongpoints and the colony ship
delivers a load of undesirables to act as pioneers--win/win!

(Meanwhile, if the ships take twenty years to get to the target, how
goes the war on Earth or in the Solar System?  Maybe the war on
Sainte Anne/Sainte Croix is more like Pearl Harbor [isolated surprise
attack] than all of World War Two [a huge war between Great Powers]?
The better model would probably be islands in the Carribbean during
the Pirate age.)


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