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Re: On-going KV debate

From: JohnDHamill@a...
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 12:33:02 EST
Subject: Re: On-going KV debate

In a message dated 3/11/00 11:39:20 PM Central Standard Time, writes:

<< Actually, I finally remembered what all this Kravak/alien culture
 discussion reminded me of: a rather good little novel by Walter Jon
 entitled Voice of the Whirlwind. One of the central forces in the book
 aliens who: a) had different factions, which they successfully hid from
 humanity for quite some time b) use a pheremonal mode of
 communication/control in addition to vocal (IIRC, pheremones of a
 could 'control' or at least affect the emotional state of his
 subordinates... yet they were intelligent and competitive in a rather
 Byzantine way) and, most interestingly, c) certain humans, when exposed
 alien pheremones, became *addicted* to them. 
 Kravak addiction, anyone? At any rate, the book is an excellent read,
 in term of cyberpunk-type technology and social structure, a smidgin of
 horrors of corporate warfare, and a pretty nifty alien race which seems
 parallel a lot of the thought going into the Kravak.
That is a very good book, with some interesting ideas in it. I was
that the aliens were more like what i thought of the Sa'Vasku. They (the

aliens in Walter Jon Williams book) used bio-tech like the Sa'Vasku do,
their drones were totally loyal to the leader of the clan. All in all, a
book, and an interesting race of aliens.


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