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Timescape Chapter 22

By Gregory Benford

Chapter 22

  • Peterson meets the girl from the bookstore for dinner. Turns out, her name is Laura.
  • He spends the evening wining and dining her—not to mention pouring her wine with a heavy hand.
  • When Laura brings up current events, she mentions that it seems that irresponsible corporations are responsible for the current dilemma.
  • Peterson argues that she has it wrong: The problem is too much applied science from managers without studying the basics.
  • Peterson realizes he had an outburst and quickly recovers to his usual cool façade. Stay frosty, Peterson.
  • After seducing Laura, his mind begins to drift toward what he has to do tomorrow.