I have to disagree with Podcastle editor Rachel Swirsky though. I still think chain-mail bikinis offer more protection than she suggests. My theory is that they offer support in the places where both gravity and barbarians often attack first. Making them a kind of ‘law of diminishing returns’ kind of armour. On the other hand, I hear that the chainmail can be a bit abrasive, which clearly makes them unrealistic (and hence a perfect fit for Fantasy). Bikinis in Science Fiction though, tend to be more along the lines of the moulded and polished metal alloy type, rather than of the linked chain variety. Thus the SF bikini offers solid protection from both gropey aliens and laser beams – while still adhering to the ‘diminishing returns’ idea. So all in all, I’m for armoured bikinis in both genres.
Hallah Iron-Thighs And The Change Of Life
By K.D. Wentworth; Read by M.K. Hobson
1 |MP3| – Approx. 34 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Hallah and Gerta are guarding a hymnal-seller. But why is Hallah’s armour getting so tight?
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