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Old July 10 2011, 02:25 PM   #13
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Re: Humanoid Sexuality in TrekLit (Minor Spoilers for VGD: Declassifie

Consider the larger context. How many relationships in Trek Lit period, regardless of orientation, involve tragedy and loss? Fiction is not about things going smoothly. Fiction is about crisis and conflict. It's a writer's obligation to put all one's characters through hell. It's not any one group that's being singled out. Wally's right that canon characters are usually protected from out-and-out death (usually), but there have been heterosexual Trek Lit couples that have been split by death, including:

Those are just off the top of my head.
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