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Furious Gulf Setting & Symbolism

Gregory Benford
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True Center

The Bishops, under Killeen's direction, are exploring the dense galaxies at the center of the cosmos, called True Center.

The Chandelier

The Aspects identify the Chandelier as coming from the high arcology era, the last great human civilization. The era ended more than 20,000 years before Toby's birth. Few intact artifacts remain because most were destroyed by the mechs.

The Bishops encounter an intact Chandelier, a beautiful crystal space station city of spires. It is a relic from the high arcology era. The Chandelier even has breathable atmosphere inside. When they open the airlock, the Bishops accidentally activate a bomb that destroys the Chandelier. Too late, the Bishops realize the bomb was a warning signal alerting mechs to the presence of humans.

The Bridge

The Bridge is the command center of Argo, staffed by officers and controlled by computers. Together, the humans and computers make split-second decisions...

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