page 108, "So ablaze with neon, you can see it like an electric bonfire from 1,000 feet up and miles away."
The description of the neon lights don't seem believable to me.
Not to start a discussion (not what the thread is for); merely trying to offer a possible rationale for the p.108 description:
I would read that description as “light pollution on steroids” — the total emitted light from all the neon and other light sources making the atmosphere itself above the city glow so brightly you can see it miles away.
However, what I don’t
understand is the “project on the air itself”.
Is this trying to rationalise free-floating holograms of some sort? In that case, it’s, I’m sorry to say, pure nonsense. Takes a lot more than a projector and particle-laden air to make a Princess Leia.
If it’s just laser effects and similar, sure — thick air makes those a lot more spectacular.
Could perhaps be made a bit clearer in the prose.
Before you use the word "XENOMORPH" again ... you need to read this article through: