Steve C wrote:You should put spoiler warnings on the stuff that is not yet aired on the TV show.
What are you referring to?!? I only listened to the first book and like first couple of chapters of the second (the battle on Ganymede seems to be over).
Is it the Venus thing? I thought they changed that in the show... then again the show does not have a year of timeskip between the books so that might be a thing that happens in the future. Even so that shouldn't come as a shock, because who honestly expected for Venus to end the Protomolecule. That thing was probably made to terraform planets and should be able to survive the reentry just fine. Also the books from the get go make it pretty clear that the Eros did not simply plow into Venus as it's shown in the show, but made a controlled and calculated dispersion of it's content all over the Venus.
Hmm. Now that I think about it, if the alegations that the super solder project on Ganymede was made with the Martian support have ANY basis in reality, the books make it more realistic by giving Mars and Protogen a year to come to terms with one another.
@Romance: Oh I'm not saying it's unrealistic, it's just I'm not here to watch a romance plot so all his references on how Naomi is pretty felt like timewasting for me. Miller's Julie thing at least was there to show how unhealthily obsessed and disconnected from normalcy he was becoming.
@The Exploration ship: It probably does, I don't know. It's just that the continued cover up/masquarade and frankly gasslighting of the victims by the higher ups is starting to get on my nerves. Sure Mars totes has a way to propel millions tons of gravel with a magic reaction less drive and the best use for it is to put it on a rock and not on their spaceships.
Sure Bobbie's squad's (platoon in the books + a mech) were totally killed by the UN using conventional arms after which UN got killed too. All those slashes and rips in their armor is nothing. And her camera's... what camera's... The books don't bother with that bull and have a plausible explanation for why they might think it's UN. Her platoon's gear was destroyed during the stationfall and she only survived by getting tossed away by the blast.
Oh and the books explain why the stations around Ganymede look so weird, I thought it was a cool but nonsensical design I expect from TV shows. But they are actually mirrors. Which also explain how you could grow ANYTHING that far away from the Sun.
As for the JUlie mystery, I'm kind of on two opoinions on it. On one hand as I have previously said I adore the sense of mystery and depth of intrigue that the first season had that got you wondering just how deep does the rabbit hole go. So in that way making it a mystery what is going on with Julie made sense.
On the other hand in the books IMO things are more straightforward but also clearer, and the fact that Jullie probably did not come to a nice end is used to showcase Miller's obsession.