NoNotRogov wrote:In Mongoose the authors strongly imply that Boojums operate on some sort of reality-bending principle that weakens the universe, allowing reavers and bandersnatches through. However by this story's details so far it would appear that they're just big space-swimming extraterran animals/beings, without any Tear-Cracks-in-Reality spacedrives.
bolddeceiver wrote:I'm loving it. What I really dig is the subtle way a lot of the Mythos stuff fits in to the cross-genre setting; for instance, "vaguely-aquatic-adapted-spacers" thing is just common enough a trope in SF that it took me a few minutes to go "aha!" and notice the Innsmouth look in the gillies. Can't wait to see where we go next.
One tiny nitpick -- towards the beginning, Black Alice mentions that two-thirds of their profits go to keeping the ship alive and healthy. Isn't profit what's left over after things like operating costs and wages (upkeep of a living and seemingly-sentient ship could fall into either category)?
bolddeceiver wrote:But still not profit.
tbaker2500 wrote:Being willing to reject writers is hard. Being willing to not put your stamp on a story unless it is truly good, even tho you are giving away the finished product, shows a pride of craftsmanship that is commendable.
SquireM wrote:I'm not much of a Star Trek fan, but the Boojum reminded me of an episode of Star Trek the Next Generation; I think it was called "Gumshoo" or something like that.
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