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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 04

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 04 “I’ve been corresponding with King Albrecht and he is supportive of the idea of improvements and so are the Roths,” Karl said. “Silesia is a little more complicated. Well . . . difficult. … Continue reading

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Paradigms Lost — Chapter 19

Paradigms Lost — Chapter 19 Chapter 19: Blood and Moonlight When I can’t talk and can’t act and can’t work… I drive. I cruised down the various highways — the Northway, then part of the Thruway, 787, back to I-90 … Continue reading

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Trial By Fire – Snippet 34

Trial By Fire – Snippet 34 “That sounds very impressive. What does it mean?” Richard unfolded his hands. “The sloops stay close to the drones–the fleet’s various unmanned attack and sensor platforms–and relay commands to them and coordinate their actions. … Continue reading

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The Savior – Snippet 17

The Savior – Snippet 17 2 Toward evening, the column crossed the boundary into the Treville District. Abel was now in familiar country and began to make out landmarks he knew well. They would not be passing through his hometown, … Continue reading

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Paradigms Lost — Chapter 18

Paradigms Lost — Chapter 18 Part III: Photo Finish August, 1999 Chapter 18: Action and Reaction “But I thought we would be seeing The Thirteenth Floor tomorrow night,” Syl said. I winced. Truth be told, I’d forgotten all about our … Continue reading

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The Savior – Snippet 16

The Savior – Snippet 16 PART THREE The Load Six years later The Present 1 Approaching Garangipore 476 Post Tercium Abel chose a large female dont from the train to ride. The gunny sergeant in charge said her name was … Continue reading

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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 03

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 03 “King Albrecht must let us collect our rents and taxes from our lands. To do otherwise would be to declare before all the world that he doesn’t respect the rights of his nobles. … Continue reading

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Trial By Fire – Snippet 33

Trial By Fire – Snippet 33 Part Two December 2119 Chapter Fifteen Washington, D.C, Earth When Downing returned to the conference room from the fresher, he started. Opal Patrone was there waiting for him. “You’re early, Major. To what do … Continue reading

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Polychrome – Chapter 05

Polychrome – Chapter 05 Chapter 5. He did it. He DID it! For a moment, Polychrome was so filled with joy that she could do nothing but dance in the darkness, the song in her heart echoed by the Music … Continue reading

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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 02

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 02 Chapter 2: Send Money June, 1634 Liechtenstein House, outside the Ring of Fire “It’s a letter from your Uncle Gundaker.” Josef Gandelmo, Karl’s tutor, financial manager, and companion, handed him the letter across … Continue reading

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