Ovalkwiki - The Official Schlock Mercenary Encyclopedia
Writing Excuses with Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard Tayler
One Cobble at a Time - the official site for Sandra Tayler's writings
NARRATOR: Cleanup begins near Celgate...
CDRE TAGON: The U.N.S. isn't willing to take credit for this.
Our Long Gun shots are going to make the news.
KEVYN: Commodore, did you explain what's at stake here?
CDRE TAGON: Yes. The U.N.S. doesn't care about political fallout that lands on somebody besides them. They've got their own problems.
KEVYN: This is everybody's problem. The Long Gun is only dangerous if your enemies know what to shoot at.
CDRE TAGON: You've just described every weapon ever, Captain.
KEVYN: Every other weapon can be defended against in some way, even if your enemy happens to have your location.
KEVYN: The only way to defend against the Long Gun is to be invisible, un-findable. That's impossible in a connected world. Panic will result in the severing of hypernet communications everywhere. For everyone.
The galaxy will go dark.
TAGON: So it's like the early 21st, when aliens broke the Internet?
CDRE TAGON: It wasn't aliens. It was top secret government ad agencies. Everybody knows that.
KEVYN: Nobody knows who it was, because the Internet was broken.
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