Once again, I am giving a snippet of Jarn’s Journal. This is part of the early prehistory of the Confederation, site of my award-winning science fiction novels, Tourist Trap and Homecoming. A slightly longer version of this snippet may be found on my main blog; the Journal as written to date can be found on my author site.
Year 2, Day 325
Even the predators are hungry.
Not that I let that stop me from stealing two of their fresh kills and teleporting them to the vicinity of the camp I found yesterday. The shaman, who goes by the name of Lion, begged me to stay, and share my wisdom with them as I had with Storm Cloud’s group. Wisdom? Knowledge perhaps, thanks to the computer library, but it is these people who seem able to adapt that knowledge to their environment. Was it not Songbird who combined her knowledge of basketry with the information in the computer to devise the fish traps?
Well, I could teleport in enough food to keep them from starving from areas where the drought had not been so extreme—but visiting them occasionally would be sufficient for that. I pointed to the half-moon, visible in the daylight sky. “I will return when the moon is full,” I told Lion. “And I will join you at the Gather.
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