Henry Cable was, if anything, true to his word. When he told people he was going to do something, they could, as the saying goes, put it in the bank. The liaison, Mrs. Agatha Brantley, was left to make apologies as best she could. And when, after the luncheon had staggered to a desultory end and a worried Mrs.
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Brantley went to his house, she got no answer. At that point she called us.
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There was of course nothing we could do. So she took charge.
The place had been ransacked. And there was no sign of Cable. She called us again. It had been, in other words, a routine day.
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Until the Director got on the line. Denny Calkin is a small, narrow man, in every sense of the word. And he has a big voice. He was a political appointment at NASA, and consequently was in over his head. He thought well of himself, of course, and believed he had the answers to everything.
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On this occasion, though, he verged on hysteria. The first time we heard the Voice, the world seemed to be coming apart. It was my day off, but the real world seemed kind of scary just then. Canfield in the Morning , our cable news show, was going on about how we were on the verge of World War III unless things changed radically. They ran clips of U. There were also unconfirmed reports that U.
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Palo Alto was putting up a new city hall, which was to be a glass and steel structure with a rotating tower, suggestive of a brilliant future. It felt as if everything was about to come tumbling down. Emil Kohler was a guy who laughed a lot, chased women, generally enjoyed life, and in his spare time picked up a Ph. I was still trying to forget my earlier one, an unhappy analysis of George Bernard Shaw which had sold about fifty copies.
Or Earth. Ward was officially on his way home. It was a giant world, three times the size of Jupiter. Put in place by an unknown entity thousands of years ago. By the time of her qualification flight, a total of eleven had been discovered, scattered around the Orion Arm. They are magnificent sculptures, set on moons and asteroids and small planets, and occasionally simply placed in their own orbits.
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