Inside Kite, an alarm screeched. This one more shrill than the last. In addition, lights flashed on the console. A disinterested institutional-grade, gender-non-specific voice was activated for this event, and it announced: “Reducible waste in Orbit #1. Inhabited craft endangered.” Dash woke wide up, but he still didnt’ rise from his couch.
Out the front window he saw the two-seater skid ahead.
What do self-aware software, space debris, sly references to Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker trilogy, and the Tunguska Event have in common? All appear in Bill Shears excellent novel “KiTE”.