Thursday May 23, 2002
Book 2: The Teraport Wars — The Teraport Wars


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: Ugh.
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.