posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 09:35 PM
There is a sci-fi book series out there where the plots are driven by relatively rapid human expansion into space that is boosted by the artifacts
found on the moon and mars of various completely unrelated alien races that visited earth over time. Anyways, in the second book of the second
trilogy, at around 2150 earth's sublight interstellar capacity is growing, and an exploratory fleet visits Sirius, and they find a giant stargate
orbiting there. They investigate the structure and they find this aquatic species having made a home in the stargate. They didn't build it and have no
idea who did, but the threat of a hyper advanced alien race that kills any sentient race it comes across (so that they will never become a threat)
means that they find the stargate a handy place to hide in plain sight.
Anyways, their race used to be relative neighbors to Earth, back before the hyper predatory "Hunters of the Dawn" came along and wiped their race off
of their home planets. After that happened some of them stopped by earth and taught various peoples of the Earth.
It really is a great series, which focuses on ancient alien theories while at the same time mocking people who take it too far and replace science and
actual xenology (as it evolves in the series) with belief. Fundamental Christianity basically gets its place in the hierarchy of beliefs usurped by
various UFO cults in this series. Jesus was an alien sent to teach us and our cosmic brothers are coming back to save us any day, you know. The other
focal point of the series is the Marine Corps and its evolution from the 2030s to the far future, though. Take that as you will
23-1-2012 by Mkoll because: (no reason given)
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