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War to end all wars part 1
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The planet Teagarden B orbits an M-type red dwarf star about 12.5 light-years from Earth.
Eons ago the Teagarden star ceased to emit significant levels of the gamma radiation on which genetic mutation depends.
Therefore, evolution ceased, as did the advance of technology. As a result, for millennia, its human society — the planet is populated solely by woman — never changed.
The only disputes these women had ever known were about such things as who was wearing the most fashionable hat that week.
Then, for reasons lost to history, a war broke out that encompassed all inhabited regions of Teagarden B. A war to end all wars.
Meotzi was sent away to be safe from enemy bombing and to ‘learn a trade’ at Camp Labor via Joy.
Rebecca is sent to a cold land to liaise with allies.
It wasn’t a very bright light, but you could see pretty well. There’s a white cat asleep on the seat of a chair, and sitting beside the table under the lamp is a woman about fifty, I should say, and she is sewing on something.
— Novelist and war correspondent John Steinbeck, purportedly quoting a U.S. Army sergeant telling of a ghostly experience when walking back to his base in England after dark, in The Cottage That Wasn’t There, 1943
For the other cat I bought at the same time as Anoushka’s cat, see Cynthia.
This topic continues in War to end all wars part 2.
External links to Wikipedia
Camp Labor via Joy: House of Dolls by Ka-tzetnik 135633, 1953
Internment of Japanese Americans
Soviet Union in Allies of World War II