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Old November 5 2010, 06:43 PM   #152
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Re: Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game Review thread

William Leisner wrote: View Post
Many. many moons ago, I read a short story set in a society where everyone was forced to wear masks to hide their looks, weights to negate any physical advantages, and brain implants that would prevent the smarter members from out-thinking anyone else. Needless to say, Dave's depiction of the Breen reminded me of that old tale, and I'm wondering if anyone else might recognize it?
Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut. I read it in high school. I thought of the same story when I read Zero Sum Game.

I liked the Bacco angle, I didn't think we'd see her in this novel. Paths of Disharmony yes, but not here.

It reaffirms my view that the Bacco character was a wise choice as a plot device to show high-government level issues quickly without tying down the story in endless descriptions of governments structure.
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