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.
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?