There was a Siberian husky in the last pew of St. Mary's. It was standing on its hind legs, holding a hymnal and singing, so Father Andrew knew that it must be an enhanced dog—but what was it doing in church?
Spine drives have been seen most notably in some of Larry Niven's Known Space stories.
I certainly didn't want to write one of those "check out what's in this issue" pieces that a lot of my other airplane-reading magazines have ( Sunset, I'm looking at you); those are boring to read, and I can only imagine that they're even more boring to write.
Your mother is the swan-bench. / We don't know who your father was.