Apathy Jack writes:ABC Warriors: The Black Hole, by Pat Mills and Simon Bisley
Remember 2000AD? I read those as a kid, and they were nuts. Total craziness. I couldn’t get over not only the weirdness, but just the sheer volume of the ideas.
Just finished rereading a childhood favourite; The ABC Warriors story The Black Hole, where, basically, a group of robot soldiers have to travel through an unstable time-tunnel to shut down a black hole.
Total craziness. Nasty, nihilistic, and the most fun I’ve had reading on the bus in ages.
Here, the thoughts of the commander, Hammerstein, as he’s undergoing his military programming:
Signals go back and forth between my master and secondary programs.
It’s alright to kill humans in battle. But not in camps.
When they murder civilians, it’s an atrocity. When we murder civilians, it’s tough retaliatory action.
Rebels on our side are freedom fighters. Rebels on their side are terrorists.
It’s good to love animals. Then kill and eat them.
But not children.