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Old 2007-12-16, 15:02   Link #59
FatPianoBoy
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Originally Posted by Solace View Post
Sometimes I think the story is also an allegory of an extreme "what if" situation where women ted society instead of men. Using science fiction as a backdrop makes it easier to take those ideas to places you couldn't go by simply using "normal" society.
Without the element of sci-fi, you can't create a society where men are entirely unnecessary. The Arume's ability to breed within a single gender is what drives every point of social conflict in the story. It'll be very interesting if they ever lose this ability.
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