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Writing Excuses with Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard Tayler
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NARRATOR: Approaching Bacchus...
CINDY: Incoming call from the Flagship.
TAGON: Right. Brace for lots and lots of talking.
CDRE TAGON: Hello, everyone.
Ennesby spent some time in our client's computers. We need to discuss what he found.
ENNESBY: Yes we do.
I'm going to lead with the short version.
ENNESBY: We should trigger the kill-fee, and abandon this contract.
CDRE TAGON: Noted. Give us the long version, please.
ENNESBY: Jozagle's Purse was on assignment to an artifact called "Object 4118-6."
ENNESBY: The Purse reported that 4118-6 has active data processing systems, and is full of information.
KEVYN: So... it's a computer?
ENNESBY: 4118-6 is classified as a "stellar enclosure."
TAGON: Okay, a big computer.
Where is it?
ENNESBY: I don't know. The location data is in an offline icebox.
KEVYN: Can you hack that?
ENNESBY: We'd have to stage an armed assault on our client's vaults.
SCHLOCK: I want to volunteer for that mission.
TAGON: I don't.
Ennesby, how do you suggest we go about finding this 4118-6 thing?
ENNESBY: It's an ancient, super-advanced computer system the size of Sol with a red dwarf star for a power supply.
Now that we know what it is I don't think we should find it.
KEVYN: But... just think about all the things it knows.
ENNESBY: I am. And I think we're all safer if it doesn't know anything about us.
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