Well, since I have joined this mailing list I can ask some questions that I've wondered about. I haven't read Heaven's Reach in a while, but I don't remember the book answering these questions. Maybe some list members might know.
Spoiler warning to anyone who hasn't read Heaven's Reach!! 1. When Gillian traded things with Uriel, did she take any rewqs? They'd be very valuable both for Earthclan and for that colony Alvin and Huck moved to. 2. Did we ever find out why Gillian wanted a herd of Glavers? I doubt they're legally available for uplift yet, but Contacting Aliens does say they haven't been spotted (in the other Galaxy 2) in 2000 years. Did she figure they might be the last of their kind, and want to prevent the Jophur from killing them all? (It would also have made it possible for Dwer to take a few back to Jijo, but I doubt David Brin would make things so narratively "easy" for Jijo.) 3. When Streaker and Polkjhy exchanged people and chunks of hull, did Lark and Ling give any of the red rings to Gillian? Those things are a potent biological weapon against Jophur, even if used only as a defensive measure. 4. Lark saw an Urs on Polkjhy, stuck in an air bubble. Why would any Urs accept such a watery/confined fate? She'll be stuck in that little bubble for the rest of her life. Why didn't she go onto the Streaker while all those Dolphins were going onto Polkjhy? ~A new person without a screen-name _______________________________________________ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com