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"I long ago realized that I could reach far more people by writing something, than by walking down the street with a banner."
- John Brunner

Combat Wasp  
  Drone craft able to carry and direct a variety of submunitions.  

The two opposing swarms of combat wasps engaged; attacking and defending drones splitting open, each releasing a barrage of submunitions. Space seethed with directed energy beams. Electronic warfare pulses popped and burned up and down the electromagnetic spectrum, trying to deflect, goad, confuse, harass...
From The Reality Dysfunction, by Peter F. Hamilton.
Published by Pan Books in 1996
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