Re: MacLeod's Cassini Division

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Tue Oct 03 2000 - 08:09:43 MDT

At 10:29 AM 3/10/00 +0100, Amara wrote:

>Why is the novel titled _The Cassini Division_ ??
>I didn't see anything about Saturn's rings in your description....

The Cassini Division are the crack troops on Turing Patrol (sort of thing),
waiting for the disarrayed psychotic SI uploads near Jupiter to pull
themselves together and wake up. The Division guard the anarchosocialist
Solar Union. The Division at the center/periphery of the Union, okay, ho
ho? Think of them as Special Circumstances if you've read Banks's Culture

And yeah, I think they do hang out in their Fortress of Solitude (sort of
thing) inside Saturn's rings.

MacLeod is a *smart* cookie; he doesn't do anything without three or four
layers of implication of fun.

Damien Broderick

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