Thursday June 23, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part IV


CDRE TAGON: If the Esspees are a serious threat, we should torch the pod.

MURTAUGH: If we torch the pod, we set the research team back by several days. We could lose the whole system before they're up and running again.

CDRE TAGON: The question, then: do we declare failure on this op, and bug out?

KATHRYN: Is it really a failure if we pack up and go home before anything bad happens?