Deadman Switch Themes

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Gilead Raca Benedar's faith is not always a help to him. It is not clear if Watcher skills are merely based upon close attention to body language, a form of psi, or even come from divine grace. One gets the impression the Watchers do not know either. And while Watching gives him some advantages in the commercial world, it tells him only part of other people's emotions and motives. It does nothing to solve the ethical dilemmas he plummets into. At the end, despite his successful efforts, he is left unsure of the extent of Calandra's innocence.

Nevertheless his background has given him an ethical compass. In a universe where commerce or politics determine most actions, this sets him apart. The theme is not a simple one about religion making people better than the unchurched. Indeed, a Watchers leader brought disaster to the sect several decades before. But...

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