Cyclops Topics for Discussion

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Describe Pitt's reaction when he sees the blimp heading toward a populated area. How are his actions in keeping with his character?

Describe Pitt's initial reaction to Jessie LeBaron and her treatment of him at the Garden Party. What would your reaction be? How would you treat her later? Is this the same as Pitt's treatment of Jessie or different? Why?

Discuss the concept of Star Wars as it pertains to Russia and the United States.

Could the Russians and the Americans have found a way to share the triumph of Jersey Colony? How?

What was the President's purpose in deliberately antagonizing and ridiculing Leo Hudson and the story of the Jersey Colony?

What are the ramifications of substituting five soldiers for the five cosmonaut scientists? How is this significant? Give evidence from the text.

What difference do you believe there might have been had the U.S. and the Soviets talked about their issues rather than blindly reacting?

How did not truly understanding the American psychological profile hurt the chances of the Russian landing party on the moon?

How would you react if you were tasked with shooting down the Space Shuttle? Explain.

How might the Cuban Rum and Cola situation have been different if Velikov had been killed on Cayo Santa Maria?

Explain Velikov's motivations for all his actions. Do they change? If so, how? If not, why?

Would you consider Dirk Pitt to be merely a treasure hunter? Explain.

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