Saturday June 4, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part IV


TAGON: Help me do some math. If those three hulls are worth five times what the Esspees can mine in a year...

IAFA: Right. I see where you're going with this.

IAFA: Broken Wind is roughly seventy-four times the Esspererin annual yield, and Cindercone's value in yield is two orders of magnitude more than that.

Remember, though, that Uli-Oa itself is worth more than Cindy by twelve or thirteen orders of magnitude, so it's by far the biggest prize.

TAGON: Uli-Oa isn't portable.

IAFA: Neither am I, unless I'm the one doing the carrying.