By John Scalzi
In a universe of harsh interstellar clash, the perform of interspecies diplomacy—when possible—is very important. So being a Colonial Union officer connected to an interplanetary diplomatic venture occasionally ability taking a fall. actually.
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They heard the major call. ' That was Bill Taggart outside. ' 'This is your show, flyboy. ' Inside the tent, Haagen gestured with his thumb. 'Go open it for them, Rip. ' Rip went. The major was standing outside near the camp stove. ' He could feel Charley's eyes on his back as he crawled under the saucer and placed his hand on the hatch latch. He held it there for fifteen seconds or so, then pushed gently on one end. It moved out, and he grasped it and turned. The hatch came open, just as it had that first time, several days ago.
Without even a whisper of sound, the thing was uncanny, like something from a silent movie. ' Bill said. 'If that kid crashes that thing… ' Professor Soldi swore. He knew to a certainty that Rip Cantrell was in the pilot seat.
I asked them to keep quiet for two more days. ' 'I'll bet they're on the horn this very second,' Rip said glumly. ' Rip asked. 'Our lab man was working on that when I left. ' Soldi poured a second cup of coffee. m. when Rip awakened with a start. He had been dozing, examining the saucer inch by inch in his mind when the answer came to him. He sat up in his sleeping bag. No one else was awake. The camp lanterns were out, a million stars looked down from a deep black sky. In the starlight he could just see the outline of the tarp that covered the saucer.