I’ve run into happenstances before, on the Out-Planets, that didn’t seem to make sense.
His father, Director Gentech before him, had met death on one of Sol System’s cold, hostile outplanets.
‘Who made it?’ he repeated. ‘A Bellatrix machine tool syndicate…a subsidiary of Tirol’s organization. They’re made to be watchdogs. The big plantations on outplanets use them; they patrol. They get poachers.’
‘Where would you go?’ Quietly, Fermeti said, ‘To the nearest spaceport, of course. To buy a ticket to Mars or the outplanets.’
He died out in your territory, one of the outplanets.
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