Security - The Original Classic Edition
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Security by Poul Anderson - The Original Classic Edition
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Admittedly the new phonetic orthography was more efficient than the old, if less esthetic; but since little of the earlier literature was being re-issued in modern spelling not too many books had actually been condemned as subversive-only a few works on history, politics, philosophy, and the like, together with some scientific texts restricted for security reasons; but one by one, the great old writings were sent to forgetfulness.
...Anyway, we have reason to believe in the existence of a large, well financed, well organized underground, with trained fighting men, big secret weapons dumps, and saboteurs ready for the word go-to say nothing of a restless population and any number of covert sympathizers whod follow if the initial uprising had good results.
...Conversation was, at first, somewhat restrained in Lancasters presence, and most of the humor had so little reference to things he knew that he couldnt follow it, but he became aware that they talked with more animation and intelligence than his friends on Earth.
...If you could store large amounts of electricity in an accumulator of small volume, without appreciable leakage loss, you could build generators designed to handle average rather than peak load-with resultant savings in cost; you could build electric motors, containing their own energy supply and hence portable-which meant electric automobiles and possibly aircraft; you could use inconveniently located power sources, such as remote waterfalls, or dilute sources like sunlight, to augment-maybe eventually replace-the waning reserves of fuel and fissionable minerals; you could....
...None of them quite had the synthesizing mentality needed for an overall picture and a fore-vision of the general direction of work-that had been Sophoulis share, and was now Lancasters-but they were all cheerful and skilled where it came to detail work and could often make suggestions in a theoretical line.
- Emereo Publishing, October 2012
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