At one point one of the characters in is a converted church talking to the Planetary AI about Amistad. The AI talks about Amistad planning to upgrade himself as if it's common knowledge. The character also reacts as if this is common knowledge.
I read the book for the second time a month ago and on both occasions this has caught me completely by surprise. Can anyone tell me where this is first mentioned? Have I missed the information each time or is there some kind of continuity error? I do speed read, especially on a book I've read before, so it's entirely possible I've missed something.