the smuggler’s bible


DATE: December 21, 1980

LOCATION: Somewhere in the Rocky Mountains

The facility is crowded with security. Vikram flashes his badge to a man in a suit who waves him into the conference room. He sets a bundle of folders on the table and passes them out to the gathered generals and ambassadors. The final folder is dark blue, marked with the seal of the United States. He hands it to the president.

“It’s as we feared,” Vikram says grimly. “Our telescopes have registered a tachyon burst from the galactic north pole. The anomaly is … well, gentlemen, he’s coming to town.”