Sunday, December 04, 2011

In the Mouth of the Whale 5 - Paul J. McAuley

"'The Quick discovered all manner of strange quantum effects in the core of Cthuga. Some of our philosophers believe that they might yield weapons that can win the war. Others believe that they are manifestations of some form of computational system. A Mind. Some say that this Mind was created when the Quick dropped their seedship into the heart of the planet. Some believe it may be a truly alien mind. The Ghosts believe that it has not yet been created, and is reaching back into the past to make sure that it is born at the proper time. That they can use it to reach into their own past, and fulfill the ancient prophesies of their founder . . .' He looked at me and said, 'Have we talked about this before?'"

4 out of 5