Well, I just got back from a whirlwind visit through Louisiana and Texas.
While in Texas, I dropped in on the Reaper folks, unannounced, and spent a little time talking with Reaper Ed. Lots of potential in our short exchange. I also got to say hi to Ron, Bryan, and Kevin Williams, who was kind enough to show me his amazing workbench. It's always good to see the Reaper peeps.
I also got a chance to meet Paul at VisionProto.com
Paul was kind enough to give me a shop tour, showing me his extremely impressive machines. I also picked up a small order that was placed last week, the new sprue for the CATs, as previewed earlier.
The book is Prador Moon, by Neal Asher. Excellent, gritty futuristic adventure fiction. I highly recommend it. Careful, though, it's part of a larger series, and just might suck you in.
Titan Marine HAMR suit for comparison.
Off they go to the caster.