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July 5, 2007

Jim: There Are No Free Lunches

Matter creation was hailed as mankind’s greatest invention. In size and shape, the household Genesis® resembled a microwave oven. Anything larger required too much power.

Yet practically any inanimate item that could fit inside the machine, from carrots to gold or flour to silk, would materialize from seemingly thin air when properly programmed. The world’s economies were shaken but poverty and hunger were eliminated virtually overnight.

Meanwhile, scientists from the Sceplemian homeworld isolated the destination of their planet’s increasingly missing mass. The Emperor rallied his armada and set forth to annihilate a small, rocky world orbiting a distant yellow star.

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