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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Too Close to Home

I've recently been reading (re-reading in fact), Crystal Dragon by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.  The book is about the founding of Clan Korval; principals of which play leading roles in their Liaden Universe series of Science Fiction love stories.  In the book, there is a sequence in which the leading characters must infiltrate a culture of academics to retrieve something of importance.  In this particular culture, one advances in stature by proving ones work.  The notion of proof however, is nothing more than a knife fight, held with razor sharp "truth blades".  When one's proof is challenged, the prover and the challenger fight in a battle to the death, slicing each other to ribbons in the process.  The winner's work recieves acclaim, and the loser's work is subsequently erased from history. 

While this is a work of fiction, I have to wonder, had either of the authors ever attended a standards meeting?


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