Monday January 11, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part III


YAEYOEFUI: My people, and the galactic archeologists of our time, found enough relics of ancient civilizations to piece together a long, unpleasant history with a frightening pattern.

Sapience spreads at epochal intervals, breathing life into the galaxy every few million years.

Extinction of sapience blows closely behind it.

SORLIE: Extinction... What kind of percentages?

YAEYOEFUI: A hundred? That's what we assumed anyway.

But only because we never found survivors. Maybe you'll find something we missed!

SORLIE: Still a downer.