"The klaxon began to wail, but we felt the reassuring tingle of the Tachyon Field crackling to life around us, encasing the entire base in its impenetrable glow."
— Sid Meierís Alpha Centauri, "The Fall of Sparta"
"Until now the battle had been proceeding smoothly: the enemy was outflanked and had been driven from the reactor housing. But against the reactor itself the matter cannon were strangely ineffective. Rounds simply . . . stopped. In mid-air."
— Col. Corazon Santiago, Sid Meierís Alpha Centauri, "A Tactical History of Sparta"