Thursday May 2, 2013
Book 14: Broken Wind — Part II: Can Full of Sky


BRISTLECONE: This shaft is one of many used to stock and populate the station following its completion.

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BRISTLECONE: The original rail would have been used to simplify what is proving to be an interesting navigational problem.

PARA: What problem, Bristlecone?

BRISTLECONE: Our three-thousand kilometer descent must necessarily inscribe a slow spiral as the station rotates.

PARA: It's a wide tunnel.  If you drop fast enough you won't need to turn very much.

GEN. TAGON: Cox'n, if you keep teasing the Captain he's going to take it out on the rest of us.