“I did suggest it, but not on that ground… Why I chose the name is not clear, but I know what thoughts were in my mind.”
– J. Robert Oppenheimer
Audio log, reel #32, #79, #114
Excerpts featuring laboratory assistant John Tepec
3 May 1944, 07:20 AM
You are naive. Janos, Janos, you are too naive. I seek not merely the destruction of all – but do not fear me.
7 January 1945, 11:23 PM
No, not now. Leave me be, Kistiakowsky, now is not the time. I will sleep well and overcome this menace.
27 April 1945, 11:32 AM
The location is satisfactory. I am confident that New Mexico will soon be our New Eden!
16 June 1945, 02:56 AM
This is the The Gadget, yes? Then let us be joined in contemporary Trinity and laugh in the face of God! We have become Death!