Friday April 29, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part IV


PETEY: I promise you this: I will deliver to you the wreckage of the Morokweng, and the ice upon which it rests.

I will not examine it, and I will place it on the surface of a world of your choice in one gently-laid-to-rest piece.

DEVEREAUX: Three hundred square kilometers of landscape in one piece? You're generous, and you're showing off.

PETEY: If I wanted to show off, I'd let you watch me capture Oisri without killing even one of the nine-hundred-and-thirty-six thousand combatants.