YOU GOTTA HAVE A SERIOUS SPACE SHIP
The ship was organic in shape and in the emotional impact it had on human observers. Poets and wags in the Dream Game described it as the head of an eyeless weasel with large, thorn-shaped horns growing from its nose, skull and neck, not the most flattering description, but once stated, the dominant one. The skin of the ship was platinum grey, with platinum’s ineffable depth.The ship’s keel was two kilometers and its nominal beam was 800 meters. The nine ‘thorns‘ averaged 600 meters, but were wildly different in size and not symmetrical. The shapes, size and placement of the horns hued to the spatial footprint of the highest power band in the mysterious spectrum of dark energy. The whole impact was of a large marine crustacean. Or a mutated spider. One expected the horns to writhe. (From A Reluctant God)
YOU GOTTA HAVE A REAL ARTIST
Enter MALCOLM McCLINTON
BTW, WHAT'S WITH THE SPIDER WEB?
With these elemental metals, Bobby used his small fleet of space walkers to build a web not unlike the webs woven by earthly spiders, but fifty kilometers across, centered on the SearchShip, attached to the tips of the dark energy spikes. A ring of stasis force field generators was wrapped around the ship to hold the gossamer web in place as the ship accelerated. (From A Reluctant God)
THEN YOU NEED A GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Enter ROBIN McCLANNAHAN
WHOLE LOTTA Mc
You think that's odd; the editor of this tome is RORY McCLANNAHAN. And Duff family lore has it that we were once the McDuffs. But it could have been MacDuff, a whole different glass of Scotch.