The artificial world known as Lesbos Paradiso was remote from most of the inter-system traffic to and from old Earth. This physical remoteness was deliberate, I had become convinced, so as to emphasize the psychological and sociological distance from the mores of mainstream culture. On Earth - still the most populous planet, for all the efforts of the Breeder programmes and the Third Diaspora - all social behavior was strictly regulated by custom and practice, as rigidly enforced as any law or diktat of ancient times.

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