Somtaaw wrote:A thought on bombing the Kanga's back to the stone age (and then satellites to watch over that colony) concept has been tried with one of Weber's co-authors for other series.
Ringo and his pos-verse, the Posleen (Or Pos'oslenar something or another like that) were confined to a single planet by their mysterious god/creators as a crime, and then had to "invent" a totally different hyperspace method than their god/creators knew about to escape.
I don't see how that could work if you kept them, say, at a pre-steam level.
A species that has spent literally thousands of years, thinking "The only good alien, is a dead one", it'd be like trying to change one of the movie Predators, that taking trophies and hunting sentients is wrong.... it just isn't going to happen
Well, if all else fails, you could capture and raise some eggs/babies/whatever they have - even if the culture is completely unsalvageable, the species could be saved.
(Unless they've genetically re-designed themselves to be pure killers, but I don't think the Kangas did that, from Ludmilla's description. I think they're only ideologically hostile to other species, not "all rage all the time".)