Monday May 16, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part IV


NARRATOR: Aboard Cindercone...

KATHRYN: Ventura! I'm sending you some abstracts.

PARA: Some what?

KATHRYN: On Esspererin physiology. Dig deep, and find out what motivates them. We need "biological imperative" stuff.

PARA: Why me? I'm robotics, not... meat-plumbing.

PARA: And this isn't even physiology. It's late-phase output from somebody's iterative mechanical replication experiment.

Mother of chrome... They're solar powered robo-fairies.

KATHRYN: And that's why I picked you.