OK, I have read the PsiCorps Trilogy, and am finishing up the Centauri Trilogy presently, I have not gotten to reading the Techno-mage trilogy, so I didn't know of the references to the Shadow tech. It is not that I don't believe what you are saying, but can you point to an article, interview, or website that discusses this? I thought that when Crusade was cancelled by TNT, that it was pretty much dropped and that the books that refer to the plague simply brush over it and say that the cure was found, but don't go in any detail of the Excalibur going rogue or that the initial "cure" was inevitably detrimental. I find it odd that since the disease was given a 5 year timetable to completely adapt to the human physiology that the sure would be found sooner than the planned length of the show. Heck, TNT's Crusade site even had a 5 year count-down.