Thog's Masterclass

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Thog's Masterclass. Trompe-L'Oeil Dept. 'Nearby stood half a dozen patched-together vehicles which, contrary to their appearances, apparently did function.' (Gary Gibson, Against Gravity, 2005) [JT]

Dept of No Matter Where You Go, There You Are. 'Rafe was in Thendara. / That meant Kadarin and Thyra were – somewhere. / And so was the Sharra matrix. / And so – all the Gods of Darkover be merciful – so was I.' (Marion Zimmer Bradley, Sharra's Exile, 1981) [TMcD]

Mutant Insect Dept. 'The sisters had found some chrysali [sic] in the toolshed in spring, and watched over them as they became caterpillars, then butterflies; so she regarded them as she regarded her chickens, almost as offspring.' (Michael Moorcock, Mother London, 1988) [EO'B]

Spare Parts Dept. 'His feet slammed into Alayn's knees and knocked them both to the floor.' (Katharine Kerr, Snare, 2003) [EO'B]

Helix of Semi-Precious Stones Dept. 'On a busy European street, the killer serpentined through a crowd ...' (Dan Brown, Angels and Demons, 2000) [MN]

(Ansible 223)