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"Poised between intransigent scepticism and uncritical credulity, it [science fiction] is par excellence the literature of the open mind."
- 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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