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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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