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It Is Pointless to Resist

You want to know how we won the war? It started like this:

“Now, the Model 3500 is good for cleaning your average family-sized starship,” the salesman said, “but for a planet-buster craft like this? What you really need is the Ultra Deluxe Turbo 3600 model for only $2,000 more.”

The aliens closed their eyes and went silent, which I knew by then to mean they were communicating telepathically. The salesman--Dave, according to his business card--waited patiently.

Finally, the alien known as Kamrost Two opened his eyes. WE WILL HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT.

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