Where Heidi Julavits failed, the military-industrial complex may have succeeded. "Snark" has jumped the shark:
Meet the Snark - an Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle of immense capability that demonstrates just how far the breed has come in such a short period of time. Constructed mainly of Carbon Fibre and Kevlar, the Snark is light and fast (280 km/h), quiet (special rotor blades make it extremely quiet ), virtually invisible to radar or infrared detection.
What makes the machine even more terrible is its powerful payload : The Snark discharges thousands of tiny Elizabeth Spierses per minute.