Speculations about Sethra and the Lavodes (Was RE: TEST)

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Wed Feb 15 13:01:20 PST 2006

Kenneth Gorelick wrote:

>I dunno. The concept of prostitution in a mitotic culture is  
>fascinating! On the other hand, our close cousins the monkeys have  
>estrus cycles, so why not genetically modified humans? Maybe each  
>House has unique aspects to its reproductive patterns that derive  
>from their totemic animal. That would make inter-House bastardy even  
>more heinous than otherwise. Plus, think about the matings of Dragons  
>or Dzur, compared with Tsalmoth or Teckla!  This could give Steve a  
>whole new sideline of stories!

Maybe prostitution is part of their form of birth control.