"The best fuzzy rules, the best knowledge, deal with the turning points of the system. If a race-car driver teaches you how to drive, you don't need him to show you how to drive on the straightaway. It's how he handles the curves that matters."
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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