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Darkship Revenge – Snippet 11

Darkship Revenge – Snippet 11 And The Rock Cried Out Eris cried all the way on the way down.  I kicked the broom into as shallow a descent as I could, but I had the vague and possibly wrong idea … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 24

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 24 Chapter 14 Dara Shikoh’s Camp September, 1634 Dara stepped out into the late afternoon sunlight, striding past his personal nökör to greet Wazir Khan. He allowed himself a moment of pride that … Continue reading

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Gods of Sagittarius – Snippet 11

Gods of Sagittarius – Snippet 11 “That’s ridiculous. Moral isotropy applies only to sublime issues, not choosing a pathway or a meal.” “Fine. Take the center option –” “Shut up. I’m thinking.”

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Darkship Revenge – Snippet 10

Darkship Revenge – Snippet 10 Broom it! Earth even under the Good Men Regime, where theoretically about fifty men split all the power of the Earth and its resources between them, had always been fairly chaotic. A Good Man would … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 23

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 23 Surat, Palace Of The Diwan “Well, shiiiit…” John said, drawing out the word. The principles of the USE mission been sweating for hours in the courtyard, waiting for Diwan Kashif to see … Continue reading

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Gods of Sagittarius – Snippet 10

Gods of Sagittarius – Snippet 10 CHAPTER 6 “This is Gadraxpath Grendel’s Mother, formerly known as Naccor Jute Vessel Kurryoccoc, notifying whatever agents of the Envacht Lu might be present in the system that we are approaching the wormhole terminus … Continue reading

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Gods of Sagittarius – Snippet 09

Gods of Sagittarius – Snippet 09 “Just ‘magic’, please. The phrase ‘actual magic’ is tautological.” “Only if magic exists.”

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Darkship Revenge – Snippet 09

Darkship Revenge – Snippet 09 It was all I needed.  They’d taken the burner I’d carried, of course, but thank heavens for small favors, scientists are not usually trained in searching women for weapons.  Or, be fair, searching women.  If … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 22

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 22 PART II Fall, 1634 Some bore the story to their king: “A mighty creature of our race, In monkey form, has reached the place.” Chapter 13 Surat, River Tapti September, 1634 “Right … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 21

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 21 As if sensing Dara’s thoughts were upon him, Dara’s grandfather turned from watching the slaves collect carcasses and approached Dara. Talawat bowed and silently withdrew a few paces, giving them some privacy.

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