Saturday April 20, 2013
Book 14: Broken Wind — Part II: Can Full of Sky


NARRATOR: Aboard Bristlecone, enroute to the giant Oafan station Eina-Afa...

TAGON: The central cylinder, the habitable space, is spun for gravity, and the atmosphere extends all the way "up" to the spindle.

Think of it as a great, big can full of sky, built to be a paradise for our clients.

It might be hard to gauge its size from this distance.  That cylinder is about eighty-one hundred kilometers across.

If it helps you visualize it, you could drop Mars into that can, and then tuck Luna and Europa in on top.

SCHLOCK: I hope it's full of sky, and not full of whoop-a—

TAGON: *interrupting* Stow that, Sergeant.