Monday, 10 October 2016
Layers Of Wreckage
The League had had a base on Irumclaw. Is Irumclaw mentioned in the League period of the Technic History? A few underground installations survived with tunnels about to collapse, inhabited by nightskulks. Those sound like the nightwalkers of Terrestrial superstition. Sometimes in hard sf, explorers of other planets encounter parallels of fantasy creatures. Exploring the vaults for nefarious purposes, Ammon's men find a microfile giving the coordinates and galactic orbit of a planetary system containing a metal rich planet with mining robots and consciousness-level computer abandoned by Martian Minerals, Inc, of the Polesotechnic League! Since the Imperial bureaucrats would probably save themselves extra work and trouble by classifying such a discovery secret, why should Ammon not develop it? I cannot think of any good reason why not.