excerpt #3 from Uranium West by Toni Roman
copyright © 2013
CEO of mining company is talking to board of directors.
"Aside from the profits that we are raking in from the Uranus mining operations, they have the side benefit of teaching us techniques for extractions in even more challenging environments."
"Like Jupiter?" asked one director. The other directors called him Sleepy after the one of the Seven Dwarfs.
"Dead stars." said the director who actually paid attention during these quarterly board meetings instead of snoozing.
"Exactly. It opens a whole new universe of possible substances for the materials scientists and the engineering companies. And that means more profits for the suppliers of those materials."
"Us." stated the director who usually slept.