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Maybe there is a compromise?
With the story being set that far into the future and with humans interacting with offshoots of the human species aswell as completely different speices altogether there would have to be harsher cuss words than an f-bomb. Especially for someone from a place as hard and as racist as the Purist Nation. What is the term for a human getting raped by a Ki on Micovi? Getting ki'ed perhaps.
Createrakiens have got to have a bunch of derogatotry terms associated with them. Maybe in stead of getting Fu(ked you get Reaked? - Reakk face, Reakked in the ear, dirty Muther Reaking spawn of the High Ones severed nut sack? (double K just looks cooler to me) or maybe RARKED
I got over it and enjoyed the book but I can see why people are thrown by Barnes standing up to gangsters kicking all forms of ass on and off the field and then using a curse that sounds about on par with "poopy head".