Saturday April 23, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part IV


CDRE TAGON: Any colony here is in immediate peril.

But... can we really provide life-support for an evac of tens of thousands of sophonts?

KATHRYN: Esspererin are small.

CDRE TAGON: How small?

KATHRYN: Small enough. Also, they don't need air. If we run out of room inside they can just hang out on the hull.


The hull...

CDRE TAGON: How do the esspererin not already rule all of space?

KATHRYN: The answer to that question is probably worth a doctorate.