It was a hum of warning buzzers when it was spotted at system’s edge. It was a rumble of fear when it passed through the Engsson barrier and immediately began evasive maneuvers. And it was the deep, slow toll of a bell when it orbited Norbeq IV and the bombs began to fall.

… Crash Like Thunder
Ray Gun Revival; Novo Pulp; Tocsin and Other Stories
Published Sep, Oct 2012

About the story: The sequel to “Drive Like Lightning…”, with the title stolen directly from Brian Setzer’s song.