Saturday December 15, 2007
Book 9: The Body Politic — Part V: Collecting


TAG: We have a consumption advantage. We're projecting shields in close proximity, while they're projecting gravy from six klicks out.

They could move closer and destroy us outright, but we might squeeze off a shot or two they couldn't deflect. They're playing it safe.

Captain Tagon: Wait. . . So we're winning?
TAG: No. They're burning fuel faster, but they've got a lot more of it to burn.
TAG: Neutronium cores will be depleted in forty-eight seconds.
Captain Tagon: You really should have said that bit first.