And if the words in which we read the scientist;s own unfolding story of his science are all cold and calculated, empty of foible or failing, above even mention of mistake, how are we to divine that in the vast majority of moments when he is not writing, the scientist is a genial, sensible, rather humble man?By what occult power are we to recognize that his "objective evaluations" in the scientific journals are actually not magnificent infallibilities but fortunate conclusions of persistently prusued hunches, exhaustively explored intuitions, and unexpected observations? And if the words in which we read the scientist;s own unfolding story of his science are all cold and calculated, empty of foible or failing, above even mention of mistake, how are we to divine that in the vast majority of moments when he is not writing, the scientist is a genial, sensible, rather humble man?I gave them a lecture about Earthmen, and I told them of Edwin and all of you at 'Q' Base.The students are very interested and agree that this has been a valuable experience."What an experience it must have been for them to walk on their new planet and feel for the first time the warmth of their sun and the blessings of rain. No Astrael-craft can reach us from Melchor because of the magnetic turbulence which causes violent buffering to Conversation was now much easier and Eeso sounded greatly relieved. With our mission completed for the moment, we waited for two days to make contact again with the huge craft.
This came from Atra, a Koldasian who spoke English very well...
Food was grown underground in sealed transparent Atra said that due to these new conditions the Martian race changed and a new subterranean civilization emerged. I know that there will be someone there now, because for the past days all 'A' Bases have been on the alert.
What had been the surface was left to the elements and the harsh atmospheric conditions which changed the face of Mars to that which man on earth sees today. We are unable to accelerate beyond your planet because of magnetic turbulence. We will be shortly doomed."They have also a telephone. We have only just sufficient solar energy left to remain in a stable position with this craft for one and a half Earth days. All this is due to the magnetic disturbance."We came from Cialdar and are heading for Kopone, and the magnetic field goes through your solar system. Only the craft at these 'A' Bases can recharge the solar energy cells."message of the stricken craft to "A" Base about half an hour after we finished our thought-communication with Eeso.
Their craft travel the magnetic fields and they are now at peace with all the planets. These 'Q' Bases were in other countries, some toois much more efficient in the use of energy. I should not have ventured into this system at all. But we are happy now and soon hope to leave this orbit.
The Confederation earnestly asks you to change your ways and live in peace. We are just waiting for the turbulence to subside sufficiently to give us a good chance to leave.
Then intense radiation storms scarred the planet, searing its go underground -beneath the surface to escape the poisons of destructive radiation.