Abaddon’s Gate, p. 53:
He passed through the transfer station and down towards his office. The rooms and corridors here were all built aslant, waiting for the spin gravity that would never come.
Must take a moment to thank the authors for giving ships names like Rocinante, the Somnambulist, and the Y Que. Even Nauvoo has something inexplicably romantic about it.
Unfortunately, the Nauvoo is re-named the Behemoth. And there’s nothing romantic about that.
What’s in a ship’s name? Something very, very important. Millenium Falcon is a dud. The Nostromo is fabulous.
Self is not above borrowing for her ship’s names: Kobayashi Maru (thank you, Star Trek training exercise) and Mohenjo Daro.
Self’s great-grandfather wrote for an underground newspaper in Manila. He used a pen name: Ang Kiukok.
In her next science fiction story, she’ll use Ang Kiukok as the name for a very wee ship. A racer, maybe. She’ll connect the two words and name her ship Angkiukok.
Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.