Sunday, July 5, 2020

Fuel Me Once, by Allen Lang


(SF Drama) Two oil men at a bar discuss the possibility of getting hydrocarbons from Titan. (916 words; Time: 03m)

"Fuel Me Once," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 07-08|20, published on by .

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Review: 2020.339 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: Titan really is covered with oceans of hydrocarbons.

Con: The interaction between Mark and Derrick was impossible to believe. People simply don’t do business that way.

The idea of importing hydrocarbons from Titan is utterly absurd. The delta-V from Saturn to Earth is 10.3 km/sec (never mind the cost of getting it off the surface of Titan and out of Saturn’s gravity well), and that takes two and a half times the energy contained in the oil in the first place.

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