Thursday May 23, 2002
Book 2: The Teraport Wars
Part I: Kickin' Bu'uthandi and Takin' Names


Jaksmouth:I do think that the burden of refugees on the homeworlds could be managed, admiral.
Breya:Good. Start making the necessary arrangements.
Jaksmouth:Hang on... There's still a timing problem. I don't think we have more than a couple of weeks before those modules start losing life-support.
Breya:All the more reason to get a rescue effort under way as soon as possible, right?
Jaksmouth:Right. But at some point, rescuers are going to start opening these things up and finding corpses instead of refugees.
Breya:Still, these people would have been dead anyway if we hadn't shown up... right?
Jaksmouth:I'll be quite happy to let you explain that to the press, admiral.