Prologue “Outland Exile: Book One of Old Men and Infidels”
The message impeded upon the gray man’s notice unbidden. With the faintest suggestion of an interface, it rose up before him through his O-A. In an earlier age, it might have appeared as:
RE: Unity Sensor Station 43.11.0/97_89.13.56/41 (SUNPRAIRIE)
Signal ceased SUNPRAIRIE 112103z_11_10_AU76
The gray man smiled; he signed the memorandum with his characteristic mental gesture and began preparations for the destruction of Malila Chiu.