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Expiration Date – Snippet 04

Expiration Date – Snippet 04 CHAPTER 4 It was all very well to say “Drink me,” but the wise little Alice was not going to do that in a hurry. “No, I’ll look first,” she said, “and see whether it’s … Continue reading

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Avalanche – Snippet 13

Avalanche – Snippet 13 Interlude: Inner Universe Mercedes Lackey So, thanks to Tesla and Marconi, I had the math, the math, the glorious, glorious math, and the physics that defined how the Metisians had built their computers and specifically, the … Continue reading

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Avalanche – Snippet 12

Avalanche – Snippet 12 Vickie’s tone stayed professional and clinical, something that told Ramona that they were in more trouble than she had initially thought. “Finishing sentences or coming up with words that aren’t your own? Do you think you’ve … Continue reading

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Expiration Date – Snippet 03

Expiration Date – Snippet 03 CHAPTER 3 “. . . Just look along the road, and tell me if you can see either of them.” “I see nobody on the road,” said Alice. “I only wish I had such eyes,” … Continue reading

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Avalanche – Snippet 11

Avalanche – Snippet 11 Ramona sighed and swung her legs around. She could feel the chill concrete through her socks. “Rick, come over and sit with me. It’s ECHO-issue, I think it’ll hold the both of us.” He narrowed his … Continue reading

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Expiration Date – Snippet 02

Expiration Date – Snippet 02 CHAPTER 2 “. . . when she next peeped out, the Fish-Footman was gone, and the other was sitting on the ground near the door, staring stupidly up into the sky.” –Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures … Continue reading

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Expiration Date – Snippet 01

Expiration Date – Snippet 01 Expiration Date By Tim Powers BOOK ONE Open Up That Golden Gate TRENTON, NJ–Thomas A. Edison, the inventor of the light bulb, whose honors have included having a New Jersey town and college named after … Continue reading

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Avalanche – Snippet 10

Avalanche – Snippet 10 “No. You’ve done more than enough, Vic. Get some rest, have Bella spell you for a few hours.” Ramona glanced to Trina. The poor thing had fallen asleep against her shoulder, tears still wet on her … Continue reading

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Avalanche – Snippet 09

Avalanche – Snippet 09 There was, of course, another problem.  We’d gotten Tesla and Marconi out in living “lifeboats,” in the form of Ramona and Rick.  But now that they were out…what were we going to actually do with them? … Continue reading

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Avalanche – Snippet 08

Avalanche – Snippet 08 “It felt like I fell into the connection. I felt helpless…and something in me propelled along the connection. It all happened so fast, I don’t know if I’m even rememberin’ it right. It was like ridin’ … Continue reading

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