matapam (pamuphoff) wrote,


Just shoot me now.

Xen's running a small compass with three Oners in _The Last Merge/Gate Team_:

:: Enough power. Now close your eyes and see what I see. :: An uneasy ripple as the blue of the inbetween superimposed itself on what they could see . . . then they all closed their eyes and studied the inbetween. He'd kept his own attention in close . . . :: This is the Helio's miniverse. Just five stars. Ours, the triple star system of Alpha Centauri, and over there, Barnard's Star.

He started to focus toward the Sun, but one of the other's protested.

:: Can you actually see planets around other stars? ::

Xen paused. :: I never looked. :: So he did. Easing closer to the largest star of the Alpha Centauri system.

:: A gas giant, like Jupiter, and there's a smaller planet . . . ::

Shift to the second star. :: Asteroids, two belts . . .  bet there's a planet in between. :: Skimming along . . . Right there. Small, no atmosphere. ::

This is a complication to the entire series that I did not need.

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