DTI: Forgotten History by C. L. Bennett Review Thread (Spoilers!)
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April 17 2012, 09:23 PM
Re: DTI: Forgotten History by C. L. Bennett Review Thread (Spoilers!)
Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
I like the idea that...
Miri's Earth could be a parallel timeline version, not just a copy, of the real Earth. I've seen that idea explored in fanfic as well as this. And I didn't even consider that what we saw on Omega IV might be the result of items left behind by a previous visit, just like Iotia was.
Wow, that's a very long excerpt. That's over a fifth of the book.
The idea about Miri's Earth is one I had a long time ago, and the only one that seemed to make sense to me. As for Omega IV, I used to have this convoluted theory about WWIII refugee sleeper ships that got flung back in time, but a couple of years ago I realized the points I brought up in the book -- one, that we were never actually told the American artifacts were ancient, we just assumed it; and two, they were in such good condition that they couldn't actually be very old at all. And in my history studies in college, I did come across cases where something that observers assumed to be an ancient custom of a "native" civilization was actually a recent adoption.
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