It’s the morning after the events of the Midsummer Ball and the team assemble to discuss what happens next. Which is an ideal opportunity to drop in a rather obvious reference that’s been hanging around in the wings for a while. It’s such an obvious reference that I decided to check with my VWC colleagues whether they reckoned that the gag had been used before. Of course it had, and by one of our number as well. But Toby Frost very kindly said I could go ahead anyway. So here’s a free plug for Space Captain Smith in return: go and buy all three books if you haven’t already – they’re ace.