Friday July 8, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part IV


ARCHIE: The remaining combatants seem quite determined. Your enterprise here is destined to fail, assuming you remain non-compromising in your noble approach.

And even if you do successfully capture Oisri with no enemy casualties, the area will require ongoing defense. Those you chase off will return, and you will eventually be forced to kill some of them.

PETEY: That's not how this is going to play out.

ARCHIE: You are either a very naïve godling, or you're going to try to steal a planet.

PETEY: There is no "try."