07/21/21 – Hahahaha! Maybe?

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, July 21, 2021.




This reminds me of a Little Dee strip I quite like, when Vachel attached a rocket to Blake’s doghouse.

Books Of Wonder in NYC hosted a virtual book release last night for “The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor,” interviewing Shaenon Garrity and myself. If you missed it, it can be re-watched here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/garrityandbaldwinlaunch/register


  1. The Little Dee joke worked because you subverted the build-up. Here you just doubled down without really adding anything for a punchline, like saying “oh, I guess reading counts as being evolved” instead of “unevolved; shoot it.” Of course, were you to bust the crockery a third time for a running gag, something (besides the crockery) might be salvaged.

    1. Pete Rogan

      The Strib limpet mine is also a tracker, and expected to be inconspicuous until used or tampered with. Double-duty like that prolongs its useful life to the point where a Choan can figure out the section of the ship it clings to can be detached and disposed of.

      What makes me wonder is: Did Choan assist the mine/tracker’s destruction, or did the device determine it was no longer part of a larger vessel, and so disposed of itself in the hopes of at least putting shrapnel into its escaped target? A mine/tracker that sophisticated might also call home and say what happened to it. Which is something I wouldn’t put past the Stribs. Oh no. Not at all.

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