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Topic: What is the purpose of this in Silentium?

From: David
Location: Minnesota
Date: 03/21/2013

On page 57 of Silentium, the Librarian practically slaughters a few hundred thousand humans to be processed into food for the Oceans. Couldn't she have just created nutrients to deposit? Or used a different species?

Re: What is the purpose of this in Silentium?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/10/2013

Sadly, she can't save them all--there's not enough time and ship capacity and storage capacity.

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