From: John Grigg (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 02:50:28 MST
And one of Jerry Pournelle's spin-off series
glorifying combat apparently has the gene-engineered Sauron supermen who
luckily get defeated by the brave free normals (yeah, right).
My understanding(just having perused the book once) was that the Sauron supermen had very superior physical strength, stamina and healing capacity, but not enhanced intellect.
The "brave free normals" Damien writes of are in fact the products of the most vicious prison planet around! So obviously, the Sauron invaders eventually all get raped, beaten and knifed to death.
On Tue, 15 Jan 2002 12:20:25
Damien Broderick wrote:
>At 01:11 PM 1/14/02 +0000, Fabio wrote:
>> a nazist/communist/racist/etc could just adopt that
>>central meme and discard the rest (including the word "transhumanism"
>>itself) without a second thought.
>I've never read them, but I gather that sf writer Stephen Stirling's series
>of novel about South African Nazi racist supermen, the Draka, does
>something like this. And one of Jerry Pournelle's spin-off series
>glorifying combat apparently has the gene-engineered Sauron supermen who
>luckily get defeated by the brave free normals (yeah, right). If anyone's
>read these books, it might be interesting to hear how they fit into this
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