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The Colonel

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The Colonel

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Author: Peter Watts
Publisher: Publishing, 2014
Series: Blindsight

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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Colonel Keaton is in trouble. His wife has retreated into a virtual heaven and his son remains missing after joining an extrasolar mission to track down an alien race. He is presently tasked by his superiors with the threat assessment of hived human intelligences, one of which successfully attacks a compound under his watch. Now, one of the strongest hive minds in the world approaches Keaton with an offer that could completely change his world.

This story is included in Gardner Dozois' anthology The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection (2015).

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