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Furious Gulf - Part 1, Chapter 4 Pale Immensities Summary & Analysis

Gregory Benford
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Part 1, Chapter 4 Pale Immensities Summary

Toby watches the huge Chandelier through the flyer's window. Inside, the Chandelier shows some signs of fighting, especially burn marks in the auditorium. The Argo team wanders the 20,000 year-old structure, marveling at the high arcology era that produced such concert halls, hospitals, elevators and factories. Amazingly, the Chandelier has not been destroyed by mechs and still contains breathable atmosphere.

Suddenly, Toby receives a blaring signal through the comm line. The device broadcasts a bomb warning. Quickly, everyone dives for the exit. With uncharacteristic speed, Cermo blasts the door before it can trap them. Everyone rushes outside the Chandelier. Toby reaches free space just as the transmitter shuts off. The Chandelier falls apart, spires collapsing and walls shearing away.

The Argo is already speeding away. Killeen theorizes that the bomb was a warning device designed to detect humans...

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