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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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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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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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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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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 52

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 52 Chapter 28 Thoomp! As designed, the shaped charge had directed almost all of its energy downward against the hull. Boyes felt the equivalent of a hard push against his back from the spillover. … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 51

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 51 Chapter 27 “Atmosphere evacuated,” the Jao crewman in the assault bay control room said. At that moment, yellow lights flashed on in the bay and on the control room workstations. “Brace yourselves,” Sergeant … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 50

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 50 Lim had seen Caitlin in operation; how the Director would seek information, would seek opinions, would upon occasion–much to the contrary of Lleix methods–seek recommendations from those who were younger or lesser in … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 49

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 49 Chapter 26 Mallu watched over the shoulder of the weapons officer as the Khûrûshil ship broke into two pieces. Kaln’s angles went to satisfaction-at-distress-of-foes. The weapons officer began to set up the orders … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 48

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 48 Chapter 25 Tully was watching the feed of the combat on his helmet display when Vanta-Captain Ginta came back into the circuit to him. “Director Kralik has ordered only defense against the missiles. … Continue reading

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