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Old June 17 2009, 05:59 AM   #1
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Children of the Storm? (SPOILERS for "Mere Mortals")

Was there ever a follow-up to these guys in the trilogy? It seemed like a giant "NOTICE NOW/SAVE FOR LATER" in the middle of that book, and I'm wondering if I just misread it. Were they meant to be a red herring for the evolved form of the other lost Caeliar group (prior to the big Borg reveal), or was that a seed for something in the future?
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Old June 17 2009, 07:27 AM   #2
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Just a narrative detour that might or might not be revisited if/when a story takes us back to that part of the Delta Quadrant...
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Old June 17 2009, 10:27 AM   #3
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Just a narrative detour that might or might not be revisited if/when a story takes us back to that part of the Delta Quadrant...
I thought the appearance of the Children of the Storm also served as a gleam of hope, a reminder that the Borg aren't invulnerable.
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Old June 17 2009, 12:59 PM   #4
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If someone could so kind as to remind of who the "Children of the Storm" are exactly?
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Old June 17 2009, 01:31 PM   #5
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They were a civilization which destroyed the Borg. It also appeared they had unusual ships possibly using thought to go to warp if I correctly call. They also recommend the Federation leave the area immediately.
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Old June 17 2009, 01:40 PM   #6
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They were a civilization which destroyed the Borg. It also appeared they had unusual ships possibly using thought to go to warp if I correctly call. They also recommend the Federation leave the area immediately.
Do you remember which page of Mere Mortals this appearance starts on? Now i'm curious . I really need to re-read the trilogy soon!
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Old June 17 2009, 03:27 PM   #7
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If someone could so kind as to remind of who the "Children of the Storm" are exactly?
To add to the previous description, they had evolved in the atmosphere of a gas giant. I imagined them as telepathic jellyfish, much like a picture in Carl Sagan's Cosmos.
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Old June 17 2009, 03:30 PM   #8
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Do you remember which page of Mere Mortals this appearance starts on? Now i'm curious . I really need to re-read the trilogy soon!
Chapter 10. Starts on page 213.
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Old June 17 2009, 04:07 PM   #9
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If someone could so kind as to remind of who the "Children of the Storm" are exactly?
To add to the previous description, they had evolved in the atmosphere of a gas giant. I imagined them as telepathic jellyfish, much like a picture in Carl Sagan's Cosmos.
Kinda like her maybe?
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To add to the previous description, they had evolved in the atmosphere of a gas giant. I imagined them as telepathic jellyfish, much like a picture in Carl Sagan's Cosmos.
Kinda like her maybe?
Too much surface area for a jovian atmosphere.

I was thinking specifically of the painting here that accompanies a lengthy article on the lifeforms that Sagan and Edwin Salpeter speculated could have evolved in a Jovian atmosphere. There's another image here, about halfway down the page of a zeppelin-like creature that could float in a Jovian atmosphere.

Their original article is here.
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