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My question is when I finished Speaker for the Dead I remember reading
that when Ender was in light speed space travel he loses all contact with Jane and
when he comes out she gives him a follow up on what he missed. I just started
Xenocide yesterday and I am reading the section with Miro in lightspeed travel.
He says he is in contact with Jane the whole time. How could this be if Ender
could not originally do it in speaker for the dead, or am I missing something
entirely? I thought I should ask the source since you are the mind behind the
-- Submitted Anonymously
OSC REPLIES: - November 30, 2001
It wasn't something Ender did, it was something Jane did. In Speaker, Jane
was still pretending to be just a piece of convenient software. She didn't want to
tip her hand about the degree of control she had over the computers in starships,
etc. By the time Miro has Jane with him, there is nothing to conceal, so she can do
what she could have done all along.