Thursday September 15, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part IV


PETEY: You could disable his warhead, and then provide limited cover for him while he runs.

You would have to convince him to cooperate before the Esspees overrun his position.

Tagon is stubborn, so that might be tricky.

Assuming he cooperates, you will then need to evacuate the entire ship before the Esspees catch up with other personnel. You could easily lose several crew members in that operation.

On the other hand, the suicide mission is the plan that Tagon chose. It's his choice, and it will work.

IAFA: So, you can't save him, and I shouldn't save him.

PETEY: Exactly. And we still have three-point-six seconds to discuss whatever else is on your mind.