TAKING ONE FOR THE TEAM….I’m reading David Brin’s Kiln People right now, and unless I’ve misunderstood something here’s what just happened: our hero, discovering that a bomb has been implanted in his body, burrows himself into the anus of a nearby dinosaur in the hopes that exploding there won’t do as much damage.
This is actually an expendable duplicate of our hero, so there’s no long term harm to the plot, but still. Eeew.
On an unrelated note, despite the fact that Tor is the publisher of the book, the binding has not yet come apart. I credit Patrick, who obviously must have had a word with the boys in the production department. Thanks, Patrick!