6 Quotations from Wil McCarthy
|1994Aggressor Six xii. 140 Unlike most Belters, the man was short and thick, his brow beetling heavily above his eyes. A high-gravity look. How did the story go, again? The Cereans, in a century-long fit of isolationist anger, had increased the spin of their moon-sized asteroid until its gravity reversed, then more-than-reversed. They had continued until the outward centrifugal pull at Ceres’s equator was nearly two gee’s, [sic] making landing on the surface nearly impossible at any point not close to the rotational poles.
|1999Once Upon a Matter Crushed in Science Fiction Age July 41/1 The crowbar-to-be was in a very delicate stage right now, its collapsium lattice supported by little more than good intentions.
|2005To Crush the Moon 105 They had only two uses: they could be squeezed into the tiny black holes from which collapsium was made, or they could be exploited architecturally for their intrinsic gravity, which was considerable.
|2005To Crush Moon iv. 61 Our armor was struck by multiple projectiles—five-gram impervium wirebombs.
|space piracy n.
|1990What I did with the OTV Grissom in Aboriginal Science Fiction May–June 15/2 You are witnesses to the world’s first act of space piracy.
|time patrol n.
|2006Heisenberg Elementary in Asimov’s Science Fiction Apr.–May 61 Then—finally!—the Time Patrol shows up with funguns blazing, and for once school is, like, actually interesting.