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Old September 10 2010, 11:14 PM   #56
TerraUnam
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Re: Why does Germany get the cool novel covers?

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I thought Lt. Choudhury was Indian too.
Why the past tense? She is ethnically Indian. That's as true now as it's been all along.
I thought she was Indian when I read the book.

Though I thought since she came from Mallarashtra Province, Deneva it was implied that a Denevan English accent was rather British sounding and at least that part of Deneva was heavily Indian in origin and culture.
When I've written her, I've imagined her with an understated South Asian accent. (In fact, I initially wrote her as being Punjabi by birth, maybe from Amritsar or somewhere around there, but Dave wanted something less obvious and picked Deneva off the top of his head -- which then made him cackle wickedly as he realized he could put her through an emotional wringer since he already planned to wipe out Deneva. Yes, I actually heard him cackle wickedly through an e-mail.)
I thought it was just part of the recent string of "lets give the colony worlds their own cultural profiles" schtick. The same way that Italian names seem to come up so often from Cestus III.

I have no problem whatsoever with this concept, BTW.

As for the wicked cackle, well, what else do we expect from the Angel of Death? Given such malicious intent, perhaps the people of Deneva should sue David Mack for "Extermination of Character". Though they'd have to get in line behind the Columbia crew.

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