I'm sorta down on all those suggestions. Somehow I just don't like Jorja Fox; by all rights I should find her extremely hot, but there's just something about her that I find unappealing and forbidding. As for Sackhoff, I did have her in mind for Vale when I wrote Orion's Hounds
, but the last season of Galactica
soured me on her (and on most everything else about the show). Plus someone recently made a suggestion for Vale that I thought was terrific -- except I can't remember now who it was.