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Alice through the looking glass #54


Tovey sighed and sat up, straightening his jacket.

"My race has been close to extinction for almost sixty six million years. We are not genetically viable any more. Ever since the flash."

"Flash?" Asked Alice.

"That's what we call it. It's the day that the AI smashed an asteroid into what is now known as the Yucatan peninsula. Of course, it wasn't a peninsula back then."

"What happened?"

"We are susceptible to high-radiation environments. We built machines to go out into the solar system for us. One of the projects was to mine a number of metal-rich asteroids."

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