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Demons Of The Past 02: Revolution – Chapter 10

Demons Of The Past 02: Revolution – Chapter 10 Chapter 10. Shagrath: “Prime Monitor Shagrath. I thank you for coming so promptly.” He executed a perfect Six-and-One. “When your Imperial Majesty commands my appearance unexpectedly, I must presume it is … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 17

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 17 *** With three small moons, Hecate, Eris, and Bellona, tides were generally lesser on Terra Nova than on Old Earth. There were odd exceptions, as when all three moons were in … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 20

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 20 Still, he went through with the charade of being ignored by Cosimo, so that the spies of various other states could gleefully report that Sforza’s emissary was being given the cold shoulder. … Continue reading

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Earthquake Weather – Snippet 28

Earthquake Weather – Snippet 28 “Strubie the goddamn Clown . . .?” he muttered to himself. “It won’t be the right guy, not this lawyer you want. Tonight?” He at least managed to finish the beers before she got back … Continue reading

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Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 08

Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 08 * * * Officially named the City of New York Police Department, the NYPD was the largest municipal police force in the United States. The actual number of employees exceeded fifty thousand, though perhaps … Continue reading

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Earthquake Weather – Snippet 27

Earthquake Weather – Snippet 27 He barked out two syllables of a laugh, and flexed his right hand again. “Well–pruning. It’s winter. Get our guys to cut each vine back to two canes, with two buds per cane, and save … Continue reading

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Demons Of The Past 02: Revolution – Chapter 09

Demons Of The Past 02: Revolution – Chapter 09 Chapter 9. Varan: I shook my head to clear it, found that wasn’t doing much good. In fact, I wasn’t even sure where I was. [anger-and-confusion-curse]! Whatever has done this I … Continue reading

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Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 07

Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 07 “Thanks,” Tom said without inflection. “Let’s keep that to ourselves for the time being. I need him hungry just now. Speaking of which, what new info–if any–have you heard on the lashup?” Smith referred … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 16

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 16 “As to how we’re going to do that, sir, let me show you the port as you’ve said, and then let me lead you to the engineer. He’s shown me how.” … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 19

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 19 Chapter 10 Florence, Tuscany Francisco had been–as was his habit–observant and taking mental notes during his journey to Florence. The first observation was that this principality had become rich pickings under the … Continue reading

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