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Caine’s Mutiny – Snippet 10

Caine’s Mutiny – Snippet 10 Chapter Twenty-Three Beyond the Eastern Fringelands, BD+56 2966 Two (“Turkh’saar”) “Commodore Riordan, something’s — it’s gone crazy down there, sir.” “Put it on the main screen, Doctor. Duncan, lasers in PDF mode, railgun at the … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 08

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 08 Chapter 5 Northwest African Coastline June, 1634 Bertram hissed in pain as his salt-stiffened shirt sawed across the raw meat of his neck. He looked heavenward. Four days almost without wind, baking … Continue reading

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Caine’s Mutiny – Snippet 09

Caine’s Mutiny – Snippet 09 “Okay,” Rodermund shouted, “that’s enough. He might not understand us, but he’s responsive, and he’s military or something like it. And even if he isn’t Radio Snork — hell, he’d be talking his snout off … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 07

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 07 She smiled. “No.” “Still. Is he not still in Surat?” “No, Father. I asked him to return here in order to explain to us the discrepancies I noted in my incomes.” “Well … Continue reading

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Caine’s Mutiny – Snippet 08

Caine’s Mutiny – Snippet 08 Chapter Twenty-Two Beyond the Eastern Fringelands, BD+56 2966 Two (“Turkh’saar”) Ezzraamar Laarkhduur of the Moiety of Nys’maharn stared out between the bars of his makeshift cage toward the humans standing around their map table. The … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 06

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 06 Chapter 4 Red Fort, The Gardens May, 1634 The siblings had barely greeted one another when the honeybee flew between them to land on the orchid. It crawl into the purple folds … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 05

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 05 “Pray continue,” Gervais returned in that language. “We have medicines to defeat some of the more common sickness, if we’re careful about food and water we’ll avoid most of the ick, and … Continue reading

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Caine’s Mutiny – Snippet 07

Caine’s Mutiny – Snippet 07 Brenlor pushed off the forward bulkhead casually: it was not a combat move. “Very true. In all likelihood, we will need to identify disaffected Aboriginal groups, black market helots, and of course, Voices of any … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 04

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 04 Chapter 3 Hamburg, United States of Europe May, 1634 The door slammed behind Papa, ending another pointless argument. At least the rooms they were renting were nicer than their usual, giving him … Continue reading

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Caine’s Mutiny – Snippet 06

Caine’s Mutiny – Snippet 06 Chapter Twenty-One Close Orbit, BD+56 2966 Two (“Turkh’saar”) Idrem turned away from the sensors and discovered that Brenlor was nodding. “This was well done, Idrem. We could hardly have created a more disastrous situation for … Continue reading

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