Saturday September 5, 2015
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part II


MENENDEZ: This cargo vessel, Cindercone... it's enormous, and seems a little extravagant. Where did you get it?

MASSEY: The hull and drives are all refurbished Oafan antiques.

The pilot is an A.I. you've already met. She used to go by "Bristlecone," but answers to "Cindy" now.

CINDY: Hello, Colonel. It's a pleasure to see you again.

MENENDEZ: The pleasure is mine, Cindy. Your new avatar is very dignified.

MENENDEZ: I assume you're doing well for yourself in the mercenary business?

CINDY: Well enough. My hull is worth a million times your company's gross receipts.