By Bernard Wilkerson
An alien commute vanishes from its touchdown spot outdoors the United Nations.
Minutes later communications satellites plummet from the sky throughout earth. Nuclear warheads release. The human weapons—targeted at different humans—bring at the anticipated devastation, yet not anyone anticipated the firepower the alien Hrwang could harness.
Within hours the earth adjustments without end.
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The comparison/contrast programs running in the central cogitation consoles speared beams of gold and red up into the violet gloom, and roped divergent data elements in lassos of light. The global data sea and the Unified Biometric Verification System were being trawled and panned by the Watchroom’s codifier assembly, and disparate elements were being grouped together, connections made, traces followed. An anti-Unity cell in Baktria had been betrayed by some restricted treatise they had tried to access from a library in Delta Nilus.