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April 2021 ISSUE

Catching the K Beast

July 9th, 2089
The beast-catching mission was off to a rocky start.
Once our spaceship cut into Lamo’s planetary orbit, Old Liu and I sent down atmospheric sensors and language-recording equipment. The data they beamed back informed us that the atmosphere was breathable without mechanical assistance, that the locals were one hundred percent vegetarian, and that their [...]