Michael Byers

1 Quotation from Michael Byers

escape ship n. 2010 M. Byers Percival’s Planet xxxii. 363 ‘I mean what if it’s something else entirely? [...] Like a ship.’ Clyde’s eyes expand behind his tortoiseshell spectacles. ‘Did you ever think, maybe that’s what Lowell was after all this time? He was after the Martians. And that’s their escape ship. And that’s where they went; they abandoned their planet after the atmosphere disappeared, and now they’re coming back to Earth to take us over. [...] So what are we going to call it?’ he asks. ‘I don’t know. Slipher wants to call it Pluto, which suits me fine.’