By David Weber
Correct girl, flawed Place
Honor Harrington has been despatched to safeguard the planet Grayson -- the place ladies are with out rights, and her very presence is an affront to the institution. yet simply she will store the planet from an enemy attack!
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Now that 'Maccabeus' has failed, we needs to think they will just do that. lower than the situations, i think we needs to hold them as faraway from Grayson as attainable. " "But in case you set up your self at the flawed bearing," one in every of Garret's employees officials stated quietly, "they could slip prior and get the assault by any means. And together with your ships out of place, our personal protecting platforms are not likely to prevent warheads with sleek penetration aids, Captain. " "I'm convinced the Captain's considered that, Commander Calgary," Garret acknowledged uncomfortably. It used to be transparent Protector Benjamin had had an extended speak with him, yet Honor easily nodded, for Commander Calgary's aspect used to be good taken. "You're right, Commander. yet there are offsetting issues. " She spoke firmly, minimizing the slurring of her phrases. "They understand the place Grayson is. If their objective is just to bombard, they could release from severe diversity at near-light speed. as soon as their missile drives cross useless, even our sensors could have difficulty localizing them for aspect protection. My ships might intercept such a lot of them, yet we are speaking approximately nukes. we need to capture all of them, and our greatest likelihood for that's whereas they are nonetheless in increase part. " Calgary nodded his figuring out, and she or he went on. "Admittedly, relocating clear of Grayson will open the probability window. we've got, even if, definite technical benefits we think are unknown to Haven. " A stir went throughout the Graysons, and he or she felt Truman's residual sadness beside her. What she proposed to explain to the Graysons was once nonetheless at the legitimate secrets and techniques record, and Truman had antagonistic its revelation. nevertheless, even Alice needed to admit they did not have any selection yet to take advantage of it, and that intended telling their allies approximately it. "Advantages, Captain? " Garret requested. "Yes, Sir. Commander McKeon is our specialist at the approach, so i will permit him clarify. Commander? " "Yes, Ma'am. " Alistair McKeon confronted the Grayson officials. "What Captain Harrington refers to, gents, is a newly constructed reconnaissance drone. RDs have consistently performed a task in our protecting doctrine, yet like several surveillance method, light-speed facts transmission has regularly restricted the range/response time envelope. In essence, the RD can let us know a persons' coming, but when we are too some distance out of place, we won't reply in time. " He paused, and a number of other heads nodded. "Our R&D humans were engaged on a brand new method, notwithstanding, and for the 1st time, we have now a restricted FTL transmission potential. " "An FTL potential? " Calgary blurted, and he was once faraway from by myself in his astonishment, for the human race had sought how to ship messages speedier than gentle for nearly thousand years. "Yes, Sir. Its diversity is simply too restricted for something except tactical purposes—our top transmission radius is barely approximately 4 light-hours at this time—but that is rather adequate to provide us a marked virtue. " "Excuse me, Commander McKeon," Admiral Matthews stated, "but how does it paintings? If, that is," he checked out Honor, "you can let us know with no compromising your personal protection.