redbugpest wrote:Freakzilla wrote:redbugpest wrote:Hunchback Jack wrote:redbugpest wrote:I'll have to find the reference in Machine to determine how long before - and am still looking into the faster than light / light speed issue.
I think you'll find it pretty early on in TBJ, from memory. I read the first two-thirds of that book (and none of the rest), and remembered that plot point. I realized at the time that I had enough info to go on to Dune 7 if/when it was published.
(Yes, sadly, it was *that* predictable).
Couldn't find it in Battle, I'll have to get my copy of Machine back from the person who borrowed it to check that. At any rate, the signal could have been received well within the confines of the empire early on, and the restored Omnius then would have fled somewhere to rebuild it's empire.
It's really just a literary device to preserve the bad guy in such a way that everyone thinks that they are destroyed, so the author can bring them back at a later point. For that matter, I am not comfortable with your interpretations that the HM returned from "the farthest edge". I couldn't find that reference as well, just that they returned from the scattering.
Please feel free to enlighten me...
You can't provide a quote to back up your claim but want us to provide a quote to prove a non-issue?
You're right, it is just a literary device, one with no backing in science. This is a SCIENCE-fiction book, right?
Fiction = "A literary work whose content is produced by the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact."
This thread focused on how the writing was crap because it is not scientifically accurate. Its science-FICTION.
No, it's SCIENCE-fiction. If we want fiction it has it's own row in the book store.
I will get you that quote as soon as I can. You have to understand, I have not taken the time to create digitized research copies of any of these new books, as some of you have with Dune. I have to do it the old fashioned way.
All you have to do is ask.