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Re: 7Wannabe5-Take 5

Post by Kriegsspiel » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:01 pm

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:18 am
There are no monogamists in foxholes.
A proper foxhole is tailor-made for monogamy. Polyamorers are in the trenches.

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Post by 7Wannabe5 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:08 pm

@Kriegsspiel:

True, but they are also often found down rabbit holes or swinging in the trees.

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Re: 7Wannabe5-Take 5

Post by Jason » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:23 am

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:18 am
There are no monogamists in foxholes.
You and your MASH references.

My gut wrencher has always been the "no heterosexuals in months long mining disaster" permutation.

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Post by classical_Liberal » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:20 pm

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:18 am
I was considering a futuristic novel in which polyamory has become the accepted norm


I recently watched a good Indie SciFi movie in which a man from our time chose to cryogenically freeze himself at death and awoke 100+/- years in the future. The movie explored how the protagonist reacted to both his medical condition (you don't wake up healthy after a 100 year deep freeze) and also his attempts to adjust to a completely foreign culture. One of the cultural changes was polyamorous relationships, everyone had a "Sex Group", I think they called it. If you're interested I could look up the name as it escapes me at the moment.

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Post by Jason » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:03 am

So this polyamoric future, is it with or without The Orgasmatron?

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Re: 7Wannabe5-Take 5

Post by FBeyer » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:26 am

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:18 am
... I was considering a futuristic novel in which polyamory has become the accepted norm...
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress - Robert Heinlein

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Re: 7Wannabe5-Take 5

Post by Jason » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:40 am

Slaughterhouse Fivesome

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Post by Kriegsspiel » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:22 pm

The Forever War series by Haldeman

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Post by enigmaT120 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:19 pm

Also _Friday_ by Heinlein. At least some groups were group marriages. Not casual, they had binding contracts.

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Re: 7Wannabe5-Take 5

Post by EdithKeeler » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:01 pm

Vonda McIntyre had polyamorous groups in her stories and books

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Post by 7Wannabe5 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:23 am

Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately, due to resource depletion, I do not believe the world of the foreseeable future will be able to afford polyamorous culture, since it is dependent upon enough technology to overcome difference in gender muscularity. However, I may be wrong due to the fact that Susan B. Anthony and Annie Oakley were roughly contemporaneous. IOW, it kind of depends on whether technology remains advanced to the level that weapons that can be well-managed by a 12 year old girl are still manufactured and/or industrial production efficiency renders slave management unprofitable.

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Re: 7Wannabe5-Take 5

Post by Jason » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:53 pm

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:23 am
Susan B. Anthony and Annie Oakley were roughly contemporaneous.
Hot.

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