Thursday April 9, 2015
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part I


NARRATOR: Departing the U.N.S.V. Popigai for a dinner party...

SORLIE: The meaning of the name is something like "the god of sky and breath has fallen."

The A.I. picked the name to commemorate her recovery from several million years of insanity.

I think it's kind of touching.

BALA-AMIN: Perhaps, but the literal translation doesn't begin to convey that meaning.

SORLIE: That's the fault of our language, sir.  And respectfully, you're the one who accepted an invitation to eat dinner aboard the "Broken Wind."