Date: 2019-02-03 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
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.

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

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Nathan H.

Date: 2019-02-03 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
All the best spacecraft have threading to allow them to be screwed into an appropriate fixture!

Date: 2019-02-04 12:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] butsuri
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.

Date: 2019-02-04 04:36 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Surely bayonet clips would make docking a lot easier.
From: (Anonymous)
I don't know the answer, but the question suggested itself.

Robert Carnegie

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

Date: 2019-02-05 05:15 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
I have to read the Centauri Device one of these days: what reviews I have seem suggest a fairly insane book.

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

Date: 2019-02-06 03:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dwight_benjamin_thieme
You die, she dies, we all die.

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

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

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