Talk:The Book of Dreams (Jack Vance novel)

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Inconsistency[edit]

Like much of Vance's work, this story has major inconsistencies. The most obvious is why Treesong, last of the Demon Princes is not aware of the fate of the other four. The first two, the alien and the Methuselah, are shadowy figures, but 3rd and 4th are well known and their deaths would have widely publicized. Treesong would have been anticipating danger, and with his vast resources been engaged in protective and proactive measures. But he completely unaware until he sees his picture on Cosmopolis's cover.

So what does Teesong do when he sees the cover? He tries to infiltrate the contest with one young women, who has no training in espionage. This is also illogical and inconsistent: Treesong would have dispatched a large team of investigators to discover what was happening at Cosmopolis. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2604:2D80:882A:0:914E:B65:6E91:2975 (talk) 22:22, 1 October 2016 (UTC)