By John Scalzi
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The 11th episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel on this planet of his bestselling Old Man's War. starting on January 15, 2013, a brand new episode of The Human Division will look in book shape each Tuesday.
A mystery backdoor assembly among Ambassador Ode Abumwe and the Conclave's Hafte Sorvalh seems to be lower than mystery as either one of their ships are attacked. It's a shock to either teams-but it's the id of the attacker that's the genuine shock, and indicates a probability to either humanity and The Conclave.
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One could not even take joy in victory, since achieving it would require the death of large numbers of the enemy… all intelligent minds lost to the Purpose. The only satisfaction lay in knowing that the surviving Sspari would be fully integrated into the delights of the Purpose. And because those Sspari who would perish would never know that pleasure, One-who-Decides regretted their forthcoming deaths even more than those that might occur among its own kind. There seemed no other way. All avenues of persuasion had been tried.
Many within the Weave were reluctant to send help because they did not want to get involved, but others saw rightly that you would find us eventually. ” The alien’s thoughts were awash with obvious pride. ” “It sounds not so very different from the Purpose,” observed another of the Amplitur. ” “We value our independence,” Prinac told them. ” “All are free to act as they wish,” said One-who-Decides, “within the Purpose. Daily life differs on all worlds, among all races. Neither we nor anyone else interferes with another race’s culture or art or traditions.
Daily life differs on all worlds, among all races. Neither we nor anyone else interferes with another race’s culture or art or traditions. Within that context we all strive toward a greater common goal, one which renders all friends. ” One-who-Decides moved forward on short, stumpy legs. “It may happen quickly or it may take much time, but no other outcome is possible. The Purpose is the Purpose. So it has been for thousands of years. ” “Have I not said that we speak always the truth? The message must be conveyed.
A Problem of Proportion (Old Man's War: The Human Division, Book 11) by John Scalzi