Boys oh boys, the Gang of Three are some quare shmairt buggers. That was superb, and I'm very glad I stayed spoiler-free. I really hope Carroll and Rennie get a chance to throw something in to the mix down the road, especially as Rennie's L'il Kazan kicked all this off.
As to the plot, presumably Jack and Dirty have both been thoroughly mind-fecked by the BDM so that they can't reveal what they're up to Bachman's pet psi. Of course in Frank's case that may not have been strictly necessary. Nice touch using the teleporters from City of the Damned too - but where was Joe off to, eh?
And holy hell, the giant green globes that Betelgeusian must have to have kept that one under his beanie. Noi 'how to follow The Cold Deck crossover' charts for this alien editor!
"A new life awaits you in the Offworld Colonies!"
Oh, and ABC Warriors and Brass Sun were excellent too. I confess I was a bit spent by the time I got there, the old refractory period is definitely getting longer as the years go by.
Absolutely top cover too.