Monday April 8, 2013
Book 14: Broken Wind — Part II: Can Full of Sky


GEN. TAGON: Hullnuts.  She can't be that old.  Ennesby, fact check.

ENNESBY: Already on it, General.

ENNESBY: This ship has been in more-or-less continuous service since a major refit four hundred and thirty years ago.

ENNESBY: Prior to that she was a derelict, records are locked... and records are unlocked...

ENNESBY: Micrometeor pocking, interstellar medium accretion, and vacuum-welding suggest a drift period of indeterminate length between "this can't be right" and "we now doubt whether these techniques are accurate."

GEN. TAGON: Rusty hullnuts.