Tuesday September 1, 2015
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part II


CDRE TAGON: The U.N.S. attack ruptured the buuthandi, turning what used to be a balloon around a star into millions of solar sails.

Rescue missions were launched from other buuthandi. All but a tiny few of the pods affixed to these sails were safely evacuated.

KEVYN: So we're supposed to evacuate the rest of them?

CDRE TAGON: Sure. That would be a great solution. Let's call that "Plan A."

MURTAUGH: Also known as "ablative armor that probably won't protect Plan B."

TAGON: Plan B always takes a bullet for Plan C. That's why the alphabet has more than three letters.