Tuesday July 3, 2007
Book 9: The Body Politic — Part II: Royal Flush


Elf: Wick. . . How come you didn't apply to be the new Demo Chief?
Wick: All I know how to do is stick detonators in little bricks of Boomex.
Elf: That's more than Pi knows how to do.
Wick: Are you kidding me? Pi's been making Boomex in the quarters for months now.
Elf: He can't be. It's motile. He would have to have nanoassemblers in his cabin.
Wick: Have a look at his "ant farm" sometime.