Monday October 16, 2017
Book 18: Mandatory Failure — Part I


NARRATOR: Soulcrypt Eight Overlook, below the city of Jumpstar Prime, but a thousand kilometers above the floor of the world...

PETEY: Hello, Chinook.

Surveying your domain in the flesh?

CHINOOK: I have other eyes for mere survey. This polymer-and-piezogel "flesh" is for enjoying the view.

PETEY: Don't you mean polymer, piezogel, and post-transuranics?

CHINOOK: In my culture it is impolite to comment so specifically upon a lady's anatomy.

PETEY: In my culture you're so skinny they'd think you're a toy person.