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Writing Excuses with Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard Tayler
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NARRATOR: In an anteroom...
MURTAUGH: The cyborg says that we just won. What's your analysis?
KATHRYN: After laying fresh meta-data over the path matrix, I—
MURTAUGH: *interrupting* Lay terms, Lieutenant.
KATHRYN: That actually requires more words, Captain.
MURTAUGH: So use them.
KATHRYN: Okay. If yesterday's assassination attempt had succeeded, today the Proletariat and Sophonate sessions would be dominated by noise from the anti-plute cabals.
MURTAUGH: But that's not going to happen?
KATHRYN: Probably not. We twisted their ears with something new.
MURTAUGH: Your tone suggests that we still have a problem.
KATHRYN: We do. Whoever planned the assassination expected anti-plute sentiments to be aired everywhere today.
KATHRYN: The right push during that window would be catastrophic. You could spark a civil war that way.
MURTAUGH: If I understand you correctly, we accidentally foiled someone's diabolical plot.
KATHRYN: Accidentally? Yes. Foiled? Maybe.
KATHRYN: The right push would have to be big, and it might be supported in other ways.
KATHRYN: Also it might be something already in motion which can't be stopped.
KATHRYN: Something with... Did it get brighter outside?
MURTAUGH: If you're going to be right, you need to learn how to be quick about it.
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