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Me, too....but he really frustrated me with what he did at the end of that chapter. At least he gave me something to think about, hehe.KMInfinity wrote:I adore Miller.
See, I LIKED what he did.bilki wrote:Me, too....but he really frustrated me with what he did at the end of that chapter. At least he gave me something to think about, hehe.KMInfinity wrote:I adore Miller.
I've started Caliban's War and I can see why they've included Avasarala in the show. She's a real firecracker! She says something about Holden that gave me the best laugh I've had all week.
I knew you were going to say that, lol.KMInfinity wrote:See, I LIKED what he did.
Yeah, Holden is right about Miller and Miller is right about Holden. They see each others' flaws. Usually I'm not so nihilistic and would gravitate towards Holden's POV. Did your edition of the book have the interview with the authors? They discuss this very thing.bilki wrote:I knew you were going to say that, lol.KMInfinity wrote:See, I LIKED what he did.
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- I think the greater part of my frustration stemmed from wanting to hear more from Dresden and Miller cut that conversation very short. I was so angry with him! And, something about Miller being "judge and jury" felt hypocritical but I can see how his feelings for Julie made the situation so muddy in his mind. Even now, I can sit here and get caught up in a whole inner dialogue about it, which is good.
I appreciate that Miller can make me want to hug him and strangle him at the same time. Holden is a likable guy but not nearly as interesting. I see what you mean about him being self-righteous, though I think I saw it more as him pouting because he didn't get his way.
It was strange to me that Miller thought throwing the safe into the Sun would solve anything. Being the cynic that he was, I don't understand why he didn't assume there were more protomolecule samples than what was in that safe and what Eros had become. While trying to figure out something else, I spoiled myself on Julie becoming a part of the protomolecule. That you figured it out beforehand was some keen insight on your part.wrote:I'll start with this: Chapter 36 ends with Miller assuring Holden that the right thing to do was throw the safe into the sun. To wipe out the protomolecule completely.
It was so odd to me that they concluded that Phoebe was some kind of bioweapon. Really? It made Dresden sound paranoid and unintelligent. I was pleased when Miller commented later on (I think when he was back on Eros and communicating with Julie) that it was unlikely that Phoebe was sent as a weapon.wrote:Also, I am pondering a lot concerning some of the things Dresden did say. The way Holden, and Fred, and even Miller were being pulled into his oratory, his rationalizations, I'm wondering if that isn't misdirection by the authors. The assumption stated by Dresden and accepted by everyone is that the protomolecule was sent as a weapon. Huh? 2 billion years ago? It's just a basic terraforming strategy, exactly what the Martians are doing on Mars. How is that a 'weapon?'
I liked how in C.S. Lewis' Out of the Silent Planet the species on the other planets didn't want to have anything to do with us, hehe.wrote:Also, I'm waiting for someone to point out some basic SF theory about aliens that's been LONG accepted (The Fermi Paradox): One is that there's only a tiny chance that intelligent alien life coincides with us because....if it is really advanced (godlike, as they describe) they will be uninterested in us, and probably 'real estate' as we know it. (Again, Stargate explored this well with "Ascended beings.")
Thulcandra! The black hole no one dares approach.wrote:I liked how in C.S. Lewis' Out of the Silent Planet the species on the other planets didn't want to have anything to do with us, hehe.