Wednesday March 4, 2009
Book 11: Massively Parallel — Prologue: Meanwhile, at the Galactic Core


Petey: The Pa'anuri have their own core generator.
Athena: How? They're made of Dark Matter. Manipulating baryonic matter that finely should be impossible.
Petey: Not if the Pa'anuri still have baryonic allies in Andromeda.
Petey: More to the point. . . countering them is taking everything we've got. We can't afford to solve local problems like this with our usual application of overwhelming-yet-finely-tuned force.
Athena: We have allies too.
Petey: But they don't have overwhelming force.
Athena: They're not afraid to use the force they've got.
Petey: And it's not finely-tuned.
Athena: It sounds perfect.
Petey: You mean "It'll have to do."