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  •  Norton never really had one consistent "universe" (0+ / 0-)

    and never tried very hard to make one. She would reuse ideas when and where it suited her, whether or not they were logically consistent - and people who try to impose a single continuity on her books eventually have to assume that she was working with a set of closely (and sometimes not so closely) related realities.

    Star Rangers was only her second science fiction book, and in some respects it shows. But it did introduce a most unusual variation on the "Lizard People" idea - the Zacathans - and one that was to be exceptionally persistent. (Unlike most "Lizard People", the Zacathans aren't ferociously aggressive. They'll fight, very effectively, if they have to, but they'd really rather spend their long, long lifetimes learning everything they possibly can about everything.)

    If it's
    Not your body,
    Then it's
    Not your choice
    And it's
    None of your damn business!

    by TheOtherMaven on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 09:53:33 AM PDT

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