[Warren Ellis latest column for WIRED UK is out on the innertubes][link]:
>I don’t think, however, that Interorbital Systems has fully embraced the science-fictional condition. There is one important omission in its list, and it’s the reason why I need to borrow $8,000 from you.
>Orbiting death rays.
>Ah, see, now you’re interested.
Like most of his WIRED columns, this one is almost criminally short, but it does the job.
[link]: http://www.wired.co.uk/wired-magazine/archive/2009/11/start/ “I want to vapourise you with a death ray from space”