Why did the 'Reality Dysfunction' book series end with a Deus ex Machina? I mean he runs across a sentient super computer black hole with limitless power acting as a wish granting genie? I understand it wouldn't have been easy resolve all the issues but really disappointing. Does anyone know why? (Manuscript due date, lazy, etc.)

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    It sounds like he struggled with it; lysator.liu.se/lsff/mb-nr33/Peter_F_Hamilton.html – Valorum Jul 14 '17 at 1:45
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    The author discusses it at some length here; sfbook.com/interview-with-peter-f-hamilton.htm – Valorum Jul 14 '17 at 1:52
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    Considering that he'd been looking for that supercomputer thingamajig for hundreds and hundreds of pages at that point, I don't think it truly qualifies as a "Deus ex Machina." Not in the classic sense of "suddenly and unexpectedly, a godlike entity appears onstage and works a miracle to wrap up the plot." Instead, it was "after a long, hard quest, the hero finds the godlike entity which he has good reason to believe might be able to work a miracle to wrap up the plot -- and indeed it does!" – Lorendiac Jul 14 '17 at 2:09

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