Wednesday May 18, 2011
Book 12: Force Multiplication — Part III: Fight or Flight


MA SHEPHARD: Shep stopped wearing this uniform after the battery died.  Can you use it?

TAILOR: "Battery?"  Ma'am, you malign this poor piece of fullerene protection!

The "battery" of which you speak is a matrix of high-yield micro-annies in the cuffs, collar, and belt.

TAILOR: Calling them a "battery" is like calling me a "computer," or Tino there a "meat-sack."

BUNNI: Computer, please recharge this battery so we can armor that meat-sack.

TAILOR: I might need to take in the waist, too.