Drama queens must check their tiaras at the door.
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Anaxagoras wrote:"Now take your medicine Witness. That's a good boy."
I'd prefer a somewhat more… uh… aerodynamic model.
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Necropost: I never wound up saying my own thoughts.
Not too far from the book, and therefore depressing as hell.
But, But, BUT
The other overlord--not Karellen, but the one that
He notched up my final opinion tremendously. Something about his look, his reactions, just really made for something satisfying at the end, along with the music itself. I don't quite know how to describe it. It didn't make it a story I would revisit lovingly in the future; but it actually left me liking the story more than the book did.
Anyone know that character's name? The actor? Managing that through all that prosthetics and makeup was an accomplishment.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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I forgot how depressing this was.
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This was written before we really had thought more about Fermi's paradox.
post-2000, the novel that really takes bleak to a new level is Blindsight by Peter Watts