"I can remember when the first pulsars were discovered. I was able to go and sit down and listen to graduate students talking about what their theories, to explain what pulsars really were."
Stars, it turns out, are conscious beings. They can, if they wish, communicate with people. They call it "nodal involvement".
This particular star had a great deal of affection for McKie, because he had saved her some years earlier. Herbert tells this tale in "The Whipping Star."
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