By Isaac Asimov
Within the twenty-third century pioneers have escaped the crowded earth for all times in self-sustaining orbital colonies. one of many colonies, Rotor, has damaged clear of the sunlight process to create its personal renegade utopia round an unknown crimson big name light-years from Earth: a celeb named Nemesis. Now a fifteen-year-old Rotorian woman has discovered of the dire chance that nemesis poses to Earth's people—but she is avoided from caution them. quickly she is going to observe that Nemesis endangers Rotor besides. And so it will likely be as much as her by myself to save lots of either Earth and Rotor as—drawn inexorably through Nemesis, the dying star—they hurtle towards yes catastrophe.
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Y…You…” the greying brunette panted, eyes wide. ” Carefully, she lowered the older woman back to her feet. “I apologize for my instinctive reaction just now—and I’m grateful I didn’t hurt you with my combat reflexes—but it was either grab you with my mind, or let you injure your mind precognitively. ” Licking her lips, the woman clutched her portable workstation in her dark brown arms and nodded. “Uh, yes, sir. We’ve completed your roster for you, Captain. All it needs is your…your…I can’t believe I’m saying this,” the reservist master sergeant muttered, her shock fading, replaced by a touch of startlement-induced anger.
It’s incredibly shortsighted of them because I’m not their enemy, but there it is. ” She glanced briefly at Sergeant Plimstaad. “And I did mean it when I said do not touch me. You do not want to see what is inside my head; I’m dealing with scales that most people aren’t prepared to deal with, at speeds that would give you a raging migraine. “I do thank you for your efforts on my behalf,” Ia added. “I’ll try to be quick about this, but there are a lot of lives at stake. ” Closing her eyes, Ia breathed deep and let it out, then did it again, calming and centering her mind.
Arstoll it is, then. ” Ia shook her head. “I won’t sign that, Sergeant. ” The impatient question came from the oldest man in the room, and the only soldier whose rank matched her own. The main differences between them were that he wore brown stripes on his black uniform, and that his brass eagle did not carry the rockets in its claws that hers did, making her a ship’s captain and him a lieutenant colonel. As dark-skinned as the sergeant, but with three times as many wrinkles and none of the hair, Lieutenant Colonel Luu-Smith flicked his hand irritably.
Nemesis by Isaac Asimov