(Anonymous) 2019-02-03 06:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I read this one recently. The European strategy for finding other humans is to first achieve fame through entrepreneurial success, while the American one is to first achieve fame through military glory - an interesting contrast.

[personal profile] ba_munronoe 2019-02-05 05:17 am (UTC)(link)
I guess a popular video on Space Youtube was off the table?

(Anonymous) 2019-02-06 05:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Actually, the "fame through military glory" did end up being memorialized in a popular song, which went viral...

(Anonymous) 2019-02-03 07:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Did the cover artist use a light bulb as a model?

Nathan H.

(Anonymous) 2019-02-03 09:58 pm (UTC)(link)
All the best spacecraft have threading to allow them to be screwed into an appropriate fixture!
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[personal profile] butsuri 2019-02-04 12:48 am (UTC)(link)
Perhaps a hundred Arabs had arrived, cylindrical ships resembling mammoth nuts and bolts (they were, in fact, complete with threads, down which the command and power sections could be screwed at will) and carrying red and yellow insignia.
—M. John Harrison, The Centauri Device.

(Anonymous) 2019-02-04 04:36 am (UTC)(link)
Surely bayonet clips would make docking a lot easier.

How many Stanley Kubricks does it take to change a lightbulb?

(Anonymous) 2019-02-05 01:21 am (UTC)(link)
I don't know the answer, but the question suggested itself.

Robert Carnegie

[personal profile] ba_munronoe 2019-02-05 05:14 am (UTC)(link)
But almost everyone likes a good screw.

[personal profile] ba_munronoe 2019-02-05 05:15 am (UTC)(link)
I have to read the Centauri Device one of these days: what reviews I have seem suggest a fairly insane book.
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[personal profile] dwight_benjamin_thieme 2019-02-06 03:54 am (UTC)(link)
You die, she dies, we all die.

[personal profile] ba_munronoe 2019-02-06 11:14 pm (UTC)(link)
"Rocks fall, everyone dies" has always been a popular sub-genre of SF. :)