Quote of the day, because it’s silly and perfect! Give it a dramatic reading if you dare.
The photophonic visiscreen before Ranger brightened with the image of a stocky reptilian creature that looked vaguely humanoid. Its facial scales flushed violet with pleasure as it said: “Captain Farstar! Greetings from Newtonia. How pleased I am to see you again.” The being spoke good Unilingo that was only faintly slurred by a vague hissing.
“Greetings, Dr. Clay. My blood temperature is increased by your warmth,” Ranger said, using the semi-formal greeting ritual of Cretacia, the director’s native planet. “Did you receive my sub-ether message?”
This is from the opening chapter of The Treasure of Wonderwhat. I note that their ship is named “The Gayheart”.
2 thoughts on “Sub-ether message”
heh. when i read it, i had to double-check to see if it wasn’t something my sister had written.
Some things are just perfect examples of their kind. This one is so That Kind of Thing so that I keep expecting it to slide into really sketchy porn…. Instead it turns on more of the gee-whiz and exposition about the wonders of capitalism and free markets in space!