Tuesday February 5, 2008
Book 9: The Body Politic — Part V: Collecting


Xinchub: Galactic "civilization" as we know it is around 20,000 years old. Humanity has been part of it for a paltry thousand years.
Xinchub: Now rewind. . . The Gatekeepers, or F'Sherl-Ganni. . . They've been building Galactic Civilization for a hundred thousand years, and they trace their roots back some six million years. Some of them are almost 20,000 years old.
Xinchub: But here come the Humans. Upsetting the order of things, screwing up a hundred thousand years of wormgate construction. . .
Jevee Ceeta: Saving the galaxy. . .
Xinchub: You're interrupting me.
Jevee Ceeta: I'm putting things in perspective.