The protoplaser seems real now
Here is one for Ripley:
It seems there are two suns 150 ly out--in the Hyades no less
Along the shore the cloud waves break, The twin suns sink behind the lake, The shadows lengthen...In Carcosa....Strange is the night where black stars rise, And strange moons circle through the skies, But stranger still is--Lost Carcosa.
Songs that the Hyades shall sing, Where flap the tatters of the King, Must die unheard in--Dim Carcosa.
Song of my soul, my voice is dead, Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
Shall dry and die in Lost Carcosa.
—"Cassilda's Song" in The King in Yellow
Act 1, Scene 2