Some interesting food for thought for you

A little science fiction novella about first contact with a couple of alien races whose values differ rather radically from our own.  The dilemma: how do we respond to a species whose ethical system is much like ours, except built upon a foundation of eating babies?

The questions raised are fascinating.  Any answers the story might be said to offer are probably less so.  I don’t trust the author’s ideology enough to go along with all his conclusions (and frankly, I think the man’s a bit loopy, although I guess it’s just as well that somebody is standing on the walls trying to make sure Skynet doesn’t come into existence and cause Judgement Day), but the questions he’s asking deserve consideration.

Also interesting is the fact that there are really three alien cultures at work in this story.  The humans are recognizeably human, but their society is not our society.


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