By Ben Bova
Whilst a nuclear missile introduced via a rogue North Korean faction explodes in area the ensuing shockwave destroys the world’s satellites, throwing international conversation into chaos. the us army satellites, designed to resist such an attack, exhibit that extra missiles are sitting at the release pad in North Korea, able to be deployed. confronted with the specter of a thermonuclear assault, the us has just one attainable safety: capable One.
ABL-1, or capable One, is a converted 747 geared up with a high-powered laser in a position to knock out missiles in flight. yet either the laser’s know-how and the jet’s staff are untested. What was once initially to be a coaching flight with a skeleton group becomes a determined race to wreck the 2 last nukes. Will capable One’s experimental know-how be adequate to avoid international warfare III—especially whilst it turns into transparent saboteur is onboard?
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SOUND: PAPER BEING FOLDED] DR. WILLIAM FINK: The stuff before what you just read, that was all in his journal? HOWARD CAMPBELL: Yeah. ” DR. WILLIAM FINK: Please stick to what you know Bucky was commenting on. At least let me know when you are commenting as opposed to reporting Bucky’s observations from his journal. HOWARD CAMPBELL: Yeah, okay. But this next part is from his journal but not about Bennington. [PAUSE] DR. WILLIAM FINK: Go on. HOWARD CAMPBELL: In 1991, Bucky began his first mind experiments.
Bucky was talking about breaking the boundaries of convention. He talked about them forming a brain trust or a corporation to do some sort of big business, the specifics were unknown to him, but he was confident we could figure something out. Stephan asked what kind of boundaries and Bucky lunged over and kissed him. He wasn’t accustomed 31 Ben Mack / Poker Without Cards to kissing men and neither was Stephan. Stephan went with the flow and waited to see what Bucky was getting at. Bucky talked about how we were blind because we saw life through our parents’ veils.
He didn’t specify the situation in his journal where he named Bobby, but he does write: [SOUND: PAPER BEING UNFOLDED] “I do remember being 12 years old and very aware of Bobby. Of course I hadn’t begun personifying my voice, so I just thought of that voice in my head as me. Imposing my current perspective on a younger me, I wanted to know if Bobby was always talking, or if sometimes he was silent and I just didn’t notice the silence. To test this, I had one of those newfangled digital watches and I would randomly set the alarm so that I didn’t know when it would go off.
Able One by Ben Bova