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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 46

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 46 Vienna “Well, the LIC sent the money,” Moses Abrabanel said, smiling. “I figured they would,” said Dana Fortney. “But we still aren’t going to be able to start the rail line. Not enough … Continue reading

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Castaway Planet – Chapter 06

Castaway Planet – Chapter 06 Chapter 6 Akira’s arms hugged Laura tightly for a moment. “Are you all right?” “I think so,” she answered on the same channel. One good thing about having private comm channels was that you could … Continue reading

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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 45

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 45 “Is Karl all right with a morganatic marriage?” asked Judy the Elder. “He says he is,” Sarah said. “And I think it’s mostly true.” “Mostly true?”

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Castaway Planet – Chapter 05

Castaway Planet – Chapter 05 Chapter 5 The unnamed star glowed before them, a visible disk, as LS-5 came out of the Trapdoor Drive. Now the next cycle of worry begins, Whips messaged to Sakura, who gave a tense, wry … Continue reading

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Paradigms Lost — Chapter 46

Since the electronic ARC of this book is available from Baen, Ryk wants to stop the snippets here. Here’s the link to the eARC: http://www.baenebooks.com/p-2544-paradigms-lost-earc.aspx Paradigms Lost — Chapter 46 Chapter 46: Explanations “I must confess, Jason, that there are … Continue reading

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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 44

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 44 Chapter 15: Karl’s Ring February, 1635 Grantville, United States of Europe “I have a letter from Hayley,” Judy the Younger Wendell told the girls of the Barbie Consortium. “She wants stuff and she … Continue reading

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Polychrome – Chapter 19

Polychrome – Chapter 19 Chapter 19. Polychrome danced lightly through the corridors of the Palace, out the gateway, and laughed. For there were gathered all the people of the Rainbow Kingdom, from the smallest child to the eldest of the … Continue reading

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Paradigms Lost — Chapter 45

Paradigms Lost — Chapter 45 Chapter 45: That Future is Past Morgan opened the door, startled as I pushed past him without so much as a “hello.” “Master Jason… ?” I looked around, shrugged, jogged into the living room and … Continue reading

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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 43

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 43 **** Some people didn’t want to sign the credit slips and went elsewhere, but all the new businesses that the Sanderlins and Fortneys backed had some up-time or new-time tech that made their … Continue reading

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Castaway Planet – Chapter 04

Castaway Planet – Chapter 04 Chapter 4 The stars shone out again, and she sat forward. “Coils recharging. Doing a full survey of the sky again…” She tumbled LS-5 once more around its axes. “Generating full sky view… okay, everyone, … Continue reading

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