Mention the phrase “Clone Army” to a geek and they may well think Star Wars. The army that become the infamous Stormtroopers started off as a huge batch of clones. We now know that by The Force Awakens the remains of the Empire are “recruiting” their Stormtroopers through other means too.
Star Wars isn’t the only sci-fi series with a clone army in it. In particular, Steven Kent’s Clone Rebellion series is worth a read. Last year, Geek Native had a copy of the 10th book in the series, The Clone Apocalypse to giveaway and so ran a little competition. To enter all you had to do is say whether or not you thought at clone army was a good idea or not.
To frame the situation a bit better – assume you have to have an army and then answer the question; is a clone army a good idea? Answering no means you’d rather humans, born and bred, stepped into the firing line. Answering yes means you’d trust the clone system to run smoothly or would rather loose cloned life to born in the traditional way, in combat.
Is it a tricky question? Geek Native’s research suggests that women are nearly twice as likely as men to support the clone army. 56.5% of women who answered the competition poll voted for the clone army compared to only 28.6% of men.
Is having a clone army a good idea?
What do you think? Take part in the latest poll and see how you compare to other readers.
Picture credit: Volrkex; Clone Troopers Wallpaper