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Trial By Fire – Snippet 36

Trial By Fire – Snippet 36 Chapter Sixteen Washington, D.C., Earth Richard heard Elena’s response as a chorus with his own. “Nothing?” Trevor nodded. “Despite the global panic, the World Confederation Council sees our current situation as a standoff. With … Continue reading

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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 06

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 06 “Only if they’re balanced by down-timers with technical know how,” Judy the Elder said. “One thing we have consistently underestimated is what down-time craftsmen can do.” “And don’t think we aren’t aware of … Continue reading

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The Savior – Snippet 19

The Savior – Snippet 19 “No, sir, I don’t.” “To get the cold hell away from my father’s plantation, that’s why.” “Where was that?” “Was? Is. It’s still there. Ingres. In the middle of the province. Best land. They grow … Continue reading

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Paradigms Lost — Chapter 20

Paradigms Lost — Chapter 20 Chapter 20: An Unusual Consultant Red liquid swirled warmly in the crystal glass, throwing off crimson highlights. Verne Domingo sipped. I swallowed some of my ginger ale, noticing how little I was affected these days … Continue reading

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Trial By Fire – Snippet 35

Trial By Fire – Snippet 35 The spalling, splintering, and outgassing of that hit had imparted a small tumble to the ship. The nose of the crippled carrier began pitching down, the engine decks at its stern rising slightly. As … Continue reading

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The Savior – Snippet 18

The Savior – Snippet 18 3 The morning brought more marching. And after a day and a half they left Treville behind and entered Cascade district. Almost the moment they crossed the border they were attacked. This time it was … Continue reading

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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 05

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 05 “But it doesn’t matter. I would have to apply to both King Albrecht and King Ferdinand II for permission to issue currency. Besides, the point of this evening is to remove money from … Continue reading

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Polychrome – Chapter 06

Polychrome – Chapter 06 Chapter 6. We leapt from cloud to cloud, the white mists undefined at close range, yet giving springily underfoot like deep, deep turf, little puffs of mist following every step. If I die right now, I’ll … Continue reading

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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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