"it slowly dawned on me that the landscape of science is maybe what interests people a great deal in science fiction."
The government creates a special think tank of science fiction writers who try to understand the aliens and extrapolate their capabilities. Eventually, they even invited a captured member of the aliens to join their "herd" - the Dreamer Fithp. The military called them the Threat Team.
As one character says in the book, you might as well listen to science fiction writers because, in some areas, "they're the only experts we have."
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