“Well, it’s not been T-7 leaving those mines for us,” Taryn said. “That lot doesn’t have starships; they’ve poured all they have down the rat-hole. Or the singularity, I should say. Pouring it down the rat-hole at least feeds rats.”
“I thought you were the best and brightest. The Court of the Labyrinth. Palace guard, secret police, forty-to-the-power-of-forty layers of repression, spies spying on the spies spying on the spied-on, who mind you have their own network.”
From NaNo 2014, untitled romance with rayguns. Taryn explains to Hernan the reason behind her diplomatic mission.
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LOL That’s some AWESOME dialogue! =D
This novel is a wild shape-shifter; at the present moment, it’s looking like screwball comedy in space.
Interesting diverging path of technological advancement.
One of the lessons from extensive history reading is just how expensive and self-destructive a repressive regime is. What starts out as a shortcut turns into a massive suck on resources.
Nice! I love that tongue-twister worked in there. I agree with Steven. Excellent dialog. 🙂
I didn’t even notice that was a tongue-twister till I read it out loud. 🙂 Thank you!
LOVED the description of the spy network going on! Can this character just sit and talk to me for a few hours LOL? I’m entranced… Excellent excerpt as always!
Taryn kind of amazes me – she’s straight out of the gate with all kinds of worldly wisdom. Of course, she’s 50-something and been around the block more than once. 🙂
I am in love with your world here. It sounds like such a fascinating place, populated by fascinating people.
Wow, great dialogue!