- Michael Geary, who's lived in the shadow of 'Black Jack's' legend all his life and is bitter about it, saying to the real John Geary; "Tell [my sister] I didn't hate you anymore."
- Geary explaining to Commander Benan why he let Rione go:
"She didn't love me. She never loved me. The only man she loves enough to give everything for is you." —
- The reason the Dancers are so insistent on going to Kansas on Old Earth? To return the perfectly preserved remains of an astronaut who participated in Project Long Jump, a long ago set of tests with prototype jumpdrives, and who died whilst still inside jumpspace.