By Alex Scarrow
It's early April 1945, deep in the bloodied days of worldwide battle II. The Nazi regime is being slowly throttled through the oncoming Russian and Allied armies and Hitler rages uselessly in his Berlin bunker. however the excessive command have yet one more throw of the cube to make. An audacious plan is hatched to avoid wasting the place of birth and beat off the oncoming apocalypse. All it's going to take is a hodge-podge squadron of escort opponents, a captured U.S. bomber, and one brave yet suicidal pilot to fly it over the Atlantic into the thrashing middle of the United States. part a century later, a rusting aircraft is came upon, sunk with its group, off the coast of latest York—a relic from a bygone age. Chris Roland, a super younger photographer, is shipped to take photographs of this time tablet. however it is barely whilst he discovers that the fragments of Nazi uniforms at the decaying corpses that he realizes that he has stumble upon a mystery so bad that even 50 years later it will probably nonetheless kill him.
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Think of it — a manned rocket going up tonight to build the first space-station. Good Lord, it can't be done, it doesn't exist, there's no rocket, no proving-ground, no take-off time, no technicians. For that matter, I don't even have a son named Bob. ' He shook his head. 'Well, late this morning, walking to the office, I heard someone laugh out loud. It shocked me so I froze in the middle of the street. It was me, laughing! Why? Because finally I really knew what Bob was going to do tonight; at last I believed it.
Ready? Ready? Ready? The far radio voice calling. Ready! Ready! Ready! The quick faint replies from the humming rocket. Check! Check! Check! Tonight, he thought, even if we fail with this first, we'll send a second and a third ship and move on out to all the planets and, later, all the stars. We'll just keep going until the big words like immortal and for ever take on meaning. Big words, yes, that's what we want. Continuity. Since our tongues first moved in our mouths, we've asked, What does it all mean?
Manulo, Dominguez, Villanazul, Gomez, and at last, Martinez stepped on to the scales which flipped ink-stamped cards at them as Vamenos, still smiling, wildly fed pennies. Heart pounding, Martinez read the cards. 'One hundred thirty-five pounds . . one thirty-six . . one thirty-three . . one thirty-four . . one thirty-seven . . ' They all smiled upon that genius who now circled them with his arms. ' he wondered. 'All the same size, all the same dream — the suit. ' 'I haven't looked beautiful in years,' said Martinez.
A Thousand Suns by Alex Scarrow