For those wondering what in the world Soviet Sam is referring to, you can see it for yourself right here.

I’m looking forward to the discussion today. The past several weeks you guys have really dug into the themes of SF and shown your love for the characters by how closely you pay attention. Like you, my favorite parts of SF are the character moments and Marc and I work hard to put lots of nuggets of detail to be found by those who care to look. Those details are almost always rooted in character. In a plot this crazy, that’s always, always, always the anchor.

Next week: the return of an old friend as Chapter 18 – “One Year Later” starts to wind down. You don’t want to miss it.