Friday October 17, 2003
Book 4: The Blackness Between — Part III: Trouble in the Outjack


Jaksmouth: Admiral, we have an unknown, heavily-armed opponent loose somewhere in the station preserve.
Breya: You've got over 150 marines with big guns, colonel. What's the problem?
Jaksmouth: We lost our armor platoon when Athens was hit.
Breya: So basically, you're complaining that the guns you've got aren't big enough. That's pretty typical.
Jaksmouth: I don't suppose you're familiar with the latest scholarly treatises on reverse chauvinism?
Breya: Written by men with small guns, no doubt.