The Engines of God Setting & Symbolism

Jack McDevitt
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Iapetus Monument

Located on the Iapetus moon of Saturn, the self-portrait Monument is clearly female, and is on a base that is about half as wide as Hutchins with her arms spread out and is set on a block of ice that is one-third of its size. Her arms are open and her wings are half-folded. She has taloned hands with six digits on each that reach towards Saturn, which is the direction in which she looks and faces. Her expression is serene with almost a philosophical ferocity. She is three and a half meters in height and the fact that she is a self-portrait was confirmed by Steinitz who had found the footprints that matched her feet. There are three lines of symbols that are stencilled into the ice with an almost Arabic flair of elegance, but no one had yet deciphered their meaning. First discovered two...

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