Sunday June 2, 2013
Book 14: Broken Wind — Part II: Can Full of Sky


NARRATOR: Bristlecone, Maindeck, muster area...

MURTAUGH: Lieutenant Ebbirnoth, I don't have a hardsuit.

EBBY: Your powered fullerene uniform should be protection enough for this sortie.

EBBY: The micro-annies in the belt provide flight, exoskeletal assists, and life support.

EBBY: Since we're not fighting actual gravity here, you're good for dozens of hours of flight time before you'll need a recharge from the drop-pod.

EBBY: Suits like the one you're in served this company well for years.

MURTAUGH: Then why is everybody else wearing a hardsuit?

EBBY: Sergeant Schlock isn't wearing a hardsuit.

sign: S WAY TO


MURTAUGH: Sergeant Schlock is decidedly more durable than I am.


MURTAUGH: And apparently he can vomit himself into a tiny spaceship.

SCHLOCK: Open the door already.  I wanna touch the sky.