Re: TOS: Devil's Bargain by Tony Daniel Review Thread (Spoilers!)
I saw one other connection to The Entropy Effect: the banned military nanotechnology immediately struck me as a more general case of Vonda's banned "spiderweb."
The remarkable thing about my spotting the connections (intended or otherwise) is that it's probably been about a quarter century since the last time I read The Entropy Effect.
That is remarkable! I only read it probably less than two decades ago, and I don't remember that!
"In fact, I've always found that uh...when people try to convince others of their beliefs, it's because...they're really just trying to convince themselves."
Colonel Kira, "Covenant"