Hey, I work at one right now. Pretty prestigious one. The copier machine is five years old and after a lot of abuse, it jams regularly. And our kitchen sink has been leaking for two weeks. Maintenance even took off the faucet, then brought it back. They're waiting for a part. For a faucet. I think it is being flown in… » 4/08/14 2:23pm 4/08/14 2:23pm

It has been a long time since I read the novels, but I seem to remember that one of the ironies is that when humans finally do encounter the Heechee—after decades of being terrorized imagining what the Heechee might be like—it turns out that the Heechee aren't all that evil. Or am I misremembering? » 3/11/14 12:12pm 3/11/14 12:12pm