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Foundation

Foundation

  

by Isaac Asimov

Foundation Part V, Chapter 12 Summary

  • Mallow tours the nuclear reactors for fifteen minutes and sees everything he needs to.
  • He asks the tech-man if only he works on the reactors, and the tech-man, proud of his station, says he does.
  • When asked what he'd do if they breakdown, the tech-man leans a wee-bit too hard on the defensive lever. The nuclear reactors can't, won't, and will never breakdown.
  • Hmm, wonder if that means he has no idea what he'll do should the scenario arise?
  • Mallow leaves, and two days later, the tech-man's personal force-shield stops working. He never does figure out how to fix it.

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