Yoric wrote:GeniusCodeMonkey wrote:I'm currently listening to Mindstar Rising by Peter F Hamilton... the world is exactly what I expect Tharkold to be like... except without demons.
I've read the book and I don't quite see it. Technology is basically contemporary (maybe a bit more fuel-efficient?), there are a few psi-active soldiers, but their role is pretty minor, there's no magic, I don't remember much in the way of slavery, ...
Am I missing something?
Not really. Agreed, no magic or faith.
But the feel of a retro ad-hoc tech society with bits of high tech, that scavenges for what it needs is what I meant. oTorg Tharkold was very much like that and the Mad Max vibe of TorgE made me feel they were very much alike.
The idea of a Psychic enhancing brain gland is something new, but I'm sure that the humans would have developed something like this... or PP are.