Re: MacLeod's Cassini Division

From: Damien Raphael Sullivan (
Date: Tue Oct 31 2000 - 14:13:02 MST

"Andrew Lias" <> wrote:

> foresite, in order for the book to reach its conclusion. It's galling
> enough when plots are driven by stupid characters, but a plot point that
> hinges on stupid and incompetent posthumans (even when they are repeatedly
> asserted to have godlike intelligence) simply vexes me. It is a black mark

Well, the very background of the book (humans with the material high ground
over the posthumans) couldn't happen without the PHs having trapped themselves
in navel-gazing for a hundred years, which itself followed a mysterious
die-off among the PHs.

Me, I like to believe the Black Plan attacked the PHs, possibly from within,
crippling them. This actually turns the Crash into a self-defense act on the
part of the Jovians, which really starts spinning the moral compass. MacLeod
never commented on this idea, though.

-xx- Damien X-)

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