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March 10th, 2010, 05:18 AM
I am trying to find the title/author of a sf novel I read a few years ago. Here are the key distinguishing elements:

1. The ship was gigantic -- near planetary scale
2. The ship's senior officers were all, or nearly all, women
3. The officers called each other "Darling"
4. One of the officers leads an expedition to the center of the ship, where another world is found.

I would be most grateful if someone could help me identify this book.

Thank you!


March 11th, 2010, 06:04 AM
This sounds just like Marrow by Robert Reed

March 11th, 2010, 02:45 PM
Marrow is what I was thinking, but I don't recall the mostly female crew or the 'darling' comment......but its been awhile since I read it.

March 14th, 2010, 04:10 AM

I wish it was the novel you cited, but it is not. <sigh>

March 19th, 2010, 01:24 PM
I remember one called Starship by Brian Aldiss where a ship had become the whole world to the people on the ship but I don't remember the Darling or the ship being THAT big.

March 19th, 2010, 10:17 PM
My first though was Matter by Iain Banks but it's probably too recent to be the one you remember.