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A Wrinkle in Time
What the hell was taking them so long? Luke Parillo had sent the urgent interstellar message over a week ago requesting assistance. Sometimes it still galled him not to have a starship at his disposal any longer. Not that he'd ever admit that to anyone.
It wasn't finding the corpses that had so unsettled him. It was finding thousand-year-old corpses in the midst of Earth technology from a hundred years in the future that really set off alarm bells. And Parillo lacked the means with which to investigate.
Parillo kept at his work because that was the only thing keeping him sane while he waited. On his hands and knees on an anti-grav unit a centimeter above the ground, he used the fine brush to clear away dust from what had been, thousands of years ago, a breathtaking mosaic tile floor.