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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 57

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 57 Chapter 32 The door to the command deck irised open as Yaut drew near. Aille followed his fraghta through the opening, flanked by Pleniary-superior Tura on one side and Ed Kralik on the … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 12

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 12 She herself didn’t find Kresse’s dark thoughts more than mildly exasperating. The leader of the Vogtland rebels was a capable man, but he tended to be rigid and prone to suspicion. He reminded … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 11

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 11 Chapter 5 Dresden, capital of Saxony The look that Gretchen Richter was giving Eddie Junker fell short of friendly. Way short. “The first and only time I flew in an airplane, you crashed … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 56

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 56 PART IV On the Frontier Chapter 31 “It appears that you found your goal,” Aille continued from the main display. “We did and we didn’t.” Caitlin ran one hand through her hair. “Yes, … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 55

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 55 “Paranoia,” Vaughan said quietly. Caitlin turned to him, realization dawning in her own mind. “We’re not . . .” “. . .the first alien race they’ve met,” Caitlin completed the thought. “Damn, but … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 10

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 10 In short, the perfect right-hand man for him. David could hire Heinz as his own employee and call him a sub-contractor for the army. No one would squawk since his salary wasn’t coming … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 54

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 54 Chapter 30 “Director,” Fleet Command Dannet said, “you may want to look at the main view screen.” When Caitlin did, she saw the familiar schematic of the Khûr system. It took a moment … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 09

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 09 Bonnie nodded. “So they are. Just shy of fifty pounds. I’d prefer lighter bombs myself. But the problem is that we’ve run out of the smaller jugs that we originally used. And this … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 08

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 08 Chapter 4 Regensburg, Bavaria “I’m telling you, Tom, we’ve created a monster.” Rita Simpson set down her cup and made a face. “What I wouldn’t do for a cup of real coffee.”

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 53

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 53 “At least the docs got his arm reattached.” Tully shook his head. “And we got two of these things?” “Yes, sir. The guy I shot and the guy who surrendered both had one. … Continue reading

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