By Jack McDevitt
Something-or somebody-has left a chain of satellites in orbit round quite a few planets within the galaxy. Now a team units off to find the starting place of the satellites-and research if mankind isn't any longer on my own one of the stars.
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Hence, he understood his inclusion in Tarot’s party—not that anybody in Southern California was excluded from Tarot’s party. Tarot’s local reputation included an apocryphal story about being a former member of the Hell’s Angels. But, thinking the matter over as he guided the thrombotic car deeper and deeper into the blackness of the hills, Rudy couldn’t imagine any gang admitting a member as essentially chickenhearted as Jim Carrow. The car’s front wheels dropped suddenly into a twelve inch watercut in the road with a heart-rending scrape of oil pan against rock.
But it was Ingold who dominated and led, she who followed, and there were times when Rudy wondered if she was as crazy as the old man. “I never understood that about the memories,” Gil was saying, blowing on her coffee to cool it. ” “No one really understands it,” Ingold said. “It’s a rare phenomenon, far rarer than wizardry. To my knowledge, in all the history of the Realm it has appeared in only three noble houses and two peasant ones.
You only hear it as English in your mind. ” Oh, yeah? Rudy thought cynically. And I suppose you figured out how to operate push-tab beer cans the same way? “Unfortunately, there’s no way I can prove this to you,” Ingold went on placidly, seating himself on the corner of the grimy formica table top, the butter-colored morning sunlight gilding the worn hilt of his sword with an edge like fire. “Different universes obey different physical laws, and yours, despite its present close conjunction with my own, is very far from the heart and source of Power.