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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 43

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 43 PART III On Strange Shores Chapter 22 Tully let his breath out after Ban Chao stabilized in the target sun. He could see Lim looking at him from where she sat on one … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 42

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 42 Chapter 21 Aille stared at the image of the great red sun in the main view screen. Solar flares from the IS class variable were evident as it neared the end of its … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 41

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 41 Chapter 20 Zhao leaned forward and poured more tea into Lim’s cup, followed by his own. The last few drops fell slowly from the spout of the dragon pot into his cup. “Last … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 40

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 40 “I have family in Nanjing,” Zhao said, “who sent me quite a bit of premium Oolong tea just before I shipped out.” He smiled. “For some reason, many of the Chinese and Japanese … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 39

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 39 Chapter 19 Ninth-Minor-Sustained spun to face Third-Mordent after they entered the room. Third-Mordent had no idea where they were, but her reflexes dropped her into predator mode in reaction to the harmony master’s … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 38

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 38 She had seen human-style exercise machines before, so the sight of several of them being utilized by many humans was not a surprise. A few of them had serious expressions on their faces … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 37

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 37 Chapter 18 Lim accompanied Tully to the command deck of the Ban Chao for the second pathfinder jump. “They’ve installed jump seats along the back wall,” Tully murmured as he led her through … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 36

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 36 **** The permissions and orders advanced to Third-Mordent from Ninth-Minor-Sustained brought her ship directly to the harmony master’s docking stage. She left her ship in the care of the younger Ekhat and entered … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 35

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 35 Of course, humans being humans, they were arguing about what to call the ship. Not the name of the ship itself–almost everyone was happy to use Trident for both the ship and class … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 34

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 34 Chapter 17 Ronz felt the moment shift. The others in the room were immobile for the space of a long breath. Then Aille moved, his head turning to look up at an angle. … Continue reading

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