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By Harry Turtledove

From Pearl Harbor to panzers rolling via Paris to the Siege of Leningrad and the conflict of halfway, struggle seethed around the planet because the flames of destruction rose larger and hotter.
And then, without notice, the true enemy came.
The invaders appeared unstoppable, their expertise a long way past human achieve. and not ahead of had males been extra divided. For Jew to unite with Nazi, American with eastern, and Russian with German was once unthinkable.
But the choice used to be even worse.
As the destiny of the realm hung within the stability, slowly, painfully, humankind took up the stunning problem . . .

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FILE INDRA 'How to account for such irrational behaviour? Lucretius hit it on the nail when he said that religion was the by-product of fear – a reaction to a mysterious and often hostile universe. For much of human prehistory, it may have been a necessary evil – but why was it so much more evil than necessary – and why did it survive when it was no longer necessary? 'I said evil – and I mean it, because fear leads to cruelty. The slightest knowledge of the Inquisition makes one ashamed to belong to the human species… One of the most revolting books ever published was the Hammer of Witches, written by a couple of sadistic perverts and describing the tortures the Church authorized – encouraged!

I understand. When you've seen one asteroid, you've seen them -' TRANSCRIBE STORE. TRANSMIT POOLE. 16 'Not true, Chips. When I was on Eros -' 'As you've told us at least a dozen times -, Poole's mind tuned out the discussion, so that it was a background of meaningless noise. He was a thousand years in the past, recalling the only excitement of Discovery's mission before the final disaster. Though he and Bowman were perfectly aware that 7794 was merely a lifeless, airless chunk of rock, that knowledge scarcely affected their feelings.

II. GOLIATH. 14 II GOLIATH 14 A Farewell to Earth 'Anything you want within reason,' he had been told. Frank Poole was not sure if his hosts would consider that returning to Jupiter was a reasonable request; indeed, he was not quite sure himself, and was beginning to have second thoughts. He had already committed himself to scores of engagements, weeks in advance. Most of them he would be happy to miss, but there were some he would be sorry to forgo. In particular, he hated to disappoint the senior class from his old high school – how astonishing that it still existed!

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