Re: Books (was Re: [Epic] Nukes in Epic universe)

From: Mike the Liu <mikethel_at_...>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 1997 18:57:00 -0800

>>-the strange idea of harsh environments=make super humans (Fremen,
>>Sardaukar, Katachan Jungle Warriors)

>This is not a strange idea, but a time proven fact. The mongols led a harsh
>life and grew to rule the largest land empire ever. The Buffalo Soldiers
>were former slaves and were the only US Cav unit the indians feared. The
>Nordic peoples from the Viking period until the 18th (?) century had a
>tremendous military record. Hardship breeds self-discipline, which is more
>important for military success than any other single factor. Additionally,
>physical hardship breeds physically tough individuals who are used to
>deprivation. The combination is a vicious one.
> Incidentally, many of the items you listed are simply stock sci-fi

Okay, then what about that three eyed navigator deal? You certainly can't
claim that navigators having three eyes to see obstacles in the ship's path
is a common idea! :P

Michael who is a Liu
Received on Fri Jan 24 1997 - 02:57:00 UTC

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