"AUGUST 1945. OCCUPIED BERLIN" - AGENT GIVENS office.
AGENT GIVENS gets a call.
"AN ICARUS EVENT" - craft down.
A phone, it looks like a Reichspost Mix & Genest Model 36.
AGENT GIVENS gets a gun from her drawer, it has no trigger guard, and the handle is wrapped in tape. (From Neuromancer: "The front of the trigger-guard had been cut away and the grips wrapped with what looked like old masking tape").
Her gun sits on the February 1940 issue of Astounding Science-Fiction, with Robert Heinlein's If This Goes On— featured on the cover.
She slips the gun into her bag.
She exits her office, it's a dump.