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I just read the novella and it seemed to me that the entity was trying to prevent the destruction of the world because it would cause the collapse of several thousand other timelines, as well, because of reverberations. The reason it tries to stop Baird from writing the Hemingway pastiche is because it will become the determining factor in the attitudes of the leaders of the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. in 2006. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 14:55, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
No, it's pretty clear that the entity is trying to destroy humanity. -- Resuna (talk) 13:10, 29 December 2013 (UTC)