Saturday July 1, 2017
Book 17: A Little Immortality — Part IV


PHIL: Bosun, these preparations... they seem to be specific to the battle we just fought.

VAAL: Military preparedness is often defined as "ready to win the last war."

PHIL: If there ever is a Last War, I doubt it will involve very many no-warhead missiles.

VAAL: I meant "last" as in "previous," not "last" as in "final."

PHIL: Your implementation of language is as confusing as is your concept of military readiness.