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Polychrome – Chapter 10

Polychrome – Chapter 10 Chapter 10. “So, Captain Thunderstroke –” “Hah!” His laugh was as abrupt as his last name. “Nimbus, please. Or ‘sir’ when I’m training you. But if the Rainbow Lord has decreed that I, personally, train you, … Continue reading

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The Savior – Snippet 30

The Savior – Snippet 30 PART SIX The Clash The Present 1 Approaching Progar District 476 Post Tercium Once they were above the Second Cataract, the road climbed steadily. Rocks jutted more often from the soil of the Valley, and … Continue reading

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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 17

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 17 Chapter 7: A Trip to Bohemia September, 1634 Prague As it happened, Karl’s wait for the king’s pleasure wasn’t long at all. In fact, the king’s call came as soon as they arrived … Continue reading

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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 16

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 16 Magdeburg This time Karl checked into his hotel and sent a note to Sarah asking when she could see him. Then he cooled his heels for a while and occupied himself with paper … Continue reading

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Paradigms Lost — Chapter 27

Paradigms Lost — Chapter 27 Chapter 27: Empathy and Electronics “Jason, you need your rest. It’s been twenty-seven hours. Go to bed.” I was too tired to jump at the sudden voice from a formerly empty space. “Verne, I’ve got … Continue reading

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The Savior – Snippet 29

The Savior – Snippet 29 It was Abel’s goal to bring the ways of Treville to Cascade. This was the right thing to do, first of all. And second, it advanced the cause of progress, although he was perhaps the … Continue reading

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The Savior – Snippet 28

The Savior – Snippet 28 2 One year later Cascade District 473 Post Tercium The stockade stank of sweat tinged with the iron tang of blood. The Cascade Scouts looked fearful in their guise as Blaskoye. Some of the Firsts … Continue reading

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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 15

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 15 Chapter 6: Your Presence Is Required August, 1634 “You have another letter, Prince Karl,” Josef Gandelmo told him when he got back from his latest trip to Magdeburg. “Is it from Gundaker again?” … Continue reading

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Paradigms Lost — Chapter 26

Paradigms Lost — Chapter 26 Chapter 26: Special Guest Appearance By… “What was her reaction?” “About what you’d expect.” Verne raised an eyebrow. “Well, she didn’t believe me, that’s for sure. But she also wasn’t comfortable not believing, either; the … Continue reading

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Polychrome – Chapter 09

Polychrome – Chapter 09 Chapter 9. For a minute I thought he wasn’t going to answer me directly. His storm-violet eyes started to turn away; then they closed, reopened, looked back down at me. “Erik Medon, this is one of … Continue reading

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