Quote Originally Posted by TransWarpDrive View Post
Something I just noticed while rereading In Enemy Hands recently: The StateSec ship Cordelia Ransom used as her own personal transport was named PNS Tepes, and its commanding officer was one Citizen Captain Vladovich. Those names always rang a bell whenever I read the book, and this time after reading it I kept thinking of the name "Vlad Tepes." So I looked it up on-line, and sure enough I found it. Vlad Tepes was none other than Vlad the Impaler, the 15th-century Balkan tyrant who served as the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula.
How appropriate that Mr. Weber named that vessel, and its commander, after one of history's bloodiest tyrants!
Good catch there, TWD. Well done.