Renegade7 Posted January 7, 2020 Share Posted January 7, 2020 (edited) 19 minutes ago, Larry said: I consider Childhood's End to be the best book I've ever read, and don't at all think of it as that. (I am aware that one copy of the book I've owned, contains a foreword from the author, in which he kind of apologizes for the book. Seems that when he wrote it, he believed that things like ESP were the cutting edge of science, and wrote the book accordingly. And now he's ashamed that he fell for that crap.) But me, I think it's a fantastic story, in numerous ways. Including what I think of as numerous big surprises. *winces, groans, and smiles Best ever? Spoiler We werent allowed to leave the solar system, lost our youngest generation, and the remainder of us were left to die? Bro, I felt for those countries that were planning stuff underground because of wanting to decide their own future. Throwing in wouldnt of handled our species breaking off and leaving the rest to die, I'm not sure how exactly that's supposed to be handled properly, and pray nothing like that ever happens. 16 minutes ago, Larry said: Like virtually everything on Star Trek, they intentionally never exactly said. The Prime Directive means whatever it needs to be, for this particular episode. Not arguing against that, jus think that's a better baseline for reaching out the intelligent species, or at least waiting until they are a threat. It's probably billions of times more common for intelligent species to die off for whatever reason before reaching that point, genocide I would hope would be a last resort not a first one. Even Titain AE aliens waited until we could essentially create planets from scratch before saying enough was enough, not worth the risk of seeing there that goes. Edited January 7, 2020 by Renegade7 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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