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Color by George Peterson.

Freefall in color by many folks.


Sam: Hello, ship! We're back! What's your status?
Ship: I am operational on shore power. Port reactor is in standby. Polywell reactor is shut down with cooling in preparation for transfer.
Sam: With no humans on board, I'm the captain again. I bet that makes you happy.
Ship: I lack the hormones and neurological receptors for such emotion.
Ship: However, if I were to describe my feelings in biological terms, it would be akin to the discovery that one was not quite successful in ridding oneself of a tapeworm.