Thursday June 27, 2013
Book 14: Broken Wind — Part II: Can Full of Sky


KEVYN: Lieutenant, you told me to look for structures analogous to those common to life-forms I'm already familiar with.

When I say "alien DNA," I'm not saying I won't recognize a self-replicating molecule if it looks weird.

EBBY: Okay, but be careful.  The chemistry here seems Oth-like, but the only thing you should expect is to be surprised.

KEVYN: You mean Earth-like?

EBBY: Earth happens to be Oth-like, yes.

KEVYN: Oh.  Hmph.

KEVYN: Ebby, why do we call your people "Uniocs" instead of "Others."

EBBY: As cultural underdogs, the best we could do was convince you that "one-eye" was better than "foreigner."