Monday February 1, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part III


ELF: You keep saying "boat." Broken Wind has a big enough annie to do a peristalsis bubble, but she's battleship-sized.

SORLIE: True. If we're going to create peristalsis retrofit kits for vehicles tooling around inside Eina-Afa, we have to fake the finesse of a big annie with several small, single-purpose annies.

ELF: I had no idea that could be done.

SORLIE: Technically, this design is U.N.S. classified secret some-such.

ELF: Technically?

SORLIE: Technically, I don't have to go back to U.N.S. soil.