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TIM, DESTROYER OF WORLDS

Chester Burton Brown



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This is my confession: it’s all my fault.

Here we are, over a billion kilometers from home, stuffed into a sardine can dragging an unstable bomb across space. It’s big and it’s getting bigger, but they built the housing extra large to accommodate its relentless growth over the course of our journey. We can broker no delay, lest the housing fail. We’re grim but we’re determined; we’re claustrophobic but we have stiff upper lips. The recycled air stinks with duty. And, like I said, it’s all my fault.

I’ll explain.

My name is Tim, and I’m a civilian contractor assigned to Titan. I’m an infographic engineer and my specialty is encryption envelope manifold topography. My minor at school was metalibrary architecture, but I haven’t coded anything in years. It’s boring.

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