Thursday, 3 November 2016

Men On Cain

Twenty men go to Cain in the Miriam Knight, a Cheland-class transport built for speed rather than capacity:

Captain Per Stenvik
Per's ensign, Manuel
Gower (killed)
Muramoto (killed)
Igor Yuschenkov
Zerkowsky (captured)
Bullis (captured)
Cheng (captured)
Doctor Leblanc

That is only nine of the men accounted for but I have not finished rereading the story and about to turn in at midnight. Tomorrow will probably be a day trip to Great Yarmouth with maybe more posts in the evening.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

I think you are missing an obvious "technical" point. There were 20 men on the "Miriam Knight," but in a short story it would not have been practical or even desirable to have them all named and given speaking/action roles (to say nothing of the Cainite characters!). To do so would clutter up and bog down the story. Far better for PA to expand "The Master Key" into a novel if you wanted more "active" characters.