Monday, 7 November 2016
In The Valenderay
"'...try to maintain hedgehog positions.'" (Rise Of The Terran Empire, p. 512)
Cajal's superdreadnaught, named after the supernova near Merseia, Valenderay, comprises:
"...radial kilometers of metal, machinery, weapons, armor, energies, through which passed several thousand living beings." (p. 514)
In the middle of this massive artifact, Cajal, surrounded by screens and silence, sees darkness and stars including Laura, the sun of Avalon, gold and shining. He prays for forgiveness for the destruction that he is about to unleash.
And we are bound to ask why all that power and technology must be used for death and destruction.