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Discuss the concept of alien. What does this word mean? In what ways were alien concepts demonstrated in the story between individuals of the same species or class? How can/could such disconnects be addressed?

Discuss the Aristocracy. The social structure of the human society that has successfully colonized many planets revolves around a dynasty and the structure of nobility that results in positions of wealth and power being inherited from generation to generation. In what ways does this system demonstrate it is successful? How is it not successful? Compare and contrast the human version of aristocracy with that of Motie feudalism. What are the strengths and weaknesses of each version of this social form?

Discuss Species imperatives. Humans and Moties fear that the existence of the other may threaten their species. What is an imperative that drives either species forward (there may be...

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