Re: [FH] Pantropists and John Crimmins was ecofundamentalists
From: "John Crimmins" <johncrim@v...>
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 18:43:16 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: [FH] Pantropists and John Crimmins was ecofundamentalists
On Mon, 18 Nov 2002 16:36:02 -0500, "firstname.lastname@example.org"
<email@example.com> wrote :
> >One idea that might work as an SGII scenario is a hapless force
> landed on a planet that's been settled by Pantropists. Those local
> are a lot more intelligent -- and hostile -- than they first
> The "unreasonably hostile critters" thing has been done, though--Harry
> Harrison's Warworld IIRC, and David Drake's Redliners, among others.
> sets the Pantheistic Eco Terrorist Association apart? Maybe instead
> vicioiusly attacking with weapons, they try to convert the soldiers
Ah, but the old chestnuts make for fine wargame scenarios, don't they?
As to the other, though.... I recently read an excellent SF book called
Dragon_, by Peter F. Hamilton, that had a *very* similar scene. The
do their share of killing the invaders, but seem far more interested in
them the error of their ways and comverting them to *their* life-style.
Wonderful book, and SGII applicable in a lot of different ways what with
infantry who are one of the focuses of the book.
This does have me wondering whether there's any place for Transhumanism
the Tuffleyverse. It's a different kind of hard SF, but writers are
treating it with
just as much rigor and accuracy as the traditional stuff.
It allows for a fascinating variety of cultures, something always worth
And I have no doubt that the Alrishi have a few such cultures