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By Jack McDevitt

The universe has been explored--and humanity has all yet given up on discovering different clever lifestyles. Then an alien satellite tv for pc orbiting a far off superstar sends out an unreadable sign. Is it the ultimate programmed gasp of an historic, long-dead race? Or the 1st greeting of an undiscovered existence shape?

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George took a long pull from his drink. ” “No. They’re not hiding anything. They’ve convinced themselves there’s nothing to it because it entails risks if they don’t. They know if they put together an expedition, a lot of people will laugh. There’s a good chance they won’t find anything, and then the laughter will get louder, the politicians will start asking questions, and the board will start looking for a new commissioner. ” “So what really do you think? ” He leaned forward, his eyebrows drawing together.

Sorry to be leaving, but I’ve received an offer too good to refuse. That would irritate Cardwell, the department chairman, who thought that Pete was overrated, that his assignments, like the one at 1107, were a result of political connections. And Universe. And yet… He hated to think he was going to spend the rest of his life ordering priorities, choosing among medical and insurance plans for the help, and overseeing hiring practices. He wished, not for the first time, that he’d been alive during the twenty-first century.

But Brawley’s presence was having an effect. She felt uncomfortable turning down a request like this with him standing there. Not that his opinion really mattered. “I’ll think it over,” she said. “Hutch, we only have a few days. ” She got up, came around the desk, and leaned against it. ” Brawley was looking carefully off in another direction. “Okay,” Hutch said. ” She refilled “I’d like to offer up a pen and scribbled something on a notepad. “If you can the ops desk tomorrow, they’ll have all the details for Hutch’s glass and turned her attention to the Preacher.

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