Re: [LEAPSECS] building consensus

From: Rob Seaman <>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 07:36:03 -0700

John Cowan wrote:

> In the cover story, it was used as a final
> defense against the Invaders and destroyed by them. In the true
> story, it was destroyed because it constituted a hazard, but I
> forget exactly how.

Thanks! But not sure "true" story is the opposite of "cover" story,
here :-)

Both versions of the book are sitting in a box somewhere in the
garage. It must be twenty or thirty years since I read whichever.
Few writers other than Clarke had the chutzpah or cleverness to write
a viable story placed billions of years in the future. Now that you
mention the lunar plot twist, I do remember something about it -
strange that other aspects of the story remain much more vivid. Of
course, the other civilizations were tossing stars around, not just
moons, so it may have seemed pedestrian.

Received on Thu Jun 08 2006 - 07:36:23 PDT

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