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Character study: The Halfmoon

Aquilar was an empire only insofar as it had an emperor at its head, and that was little more than a technicality in all but the most specialised and exceptional cases. 820 more words

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The Spider and the Great Big Stolen Thing, Part 9

Day 68. 191 pages, 92,607 words.

“Well, not to worry. As soon as I conclude this deal, I’ll contact you. Do you know Strojen’s Foodhole, in the Burtok-Omn-Strojen Building?” 153 more words

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The Spider and the Great Big Stolen Thing, Part 8

“I’ve got to hand it to you,” Spied’jjer Merdokk said, clapping Gornack on the shoulder, “when you set out to deconstruct something, you don’t stop until the damn thing’s deconstructed.” 200 more words

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The Spider and the Great Big Stolen Thing, Part 7

Day 64. 171 pages, 84,856 words.

The exact physical properties of the Highroads at zero-velocity, or un-space as it was called, were not really known. There was somehow neither air nor vacuum, so while one was not specifically… 554 more words

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The Spider and the Great Big Stolen Thing, Part 6

Day 63. 166 pages, 82,613 words.

The empty light-years between stars had nothing on the distance between Dimensions, a concept all but inapplicable to spatial physics. 379 more words

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The Spider and the Great Big Stolen Thing, Part 5

Day 62. 160 pages, 79,959 words.

“Excuse me?”

“Why not do it on the Highroads?” the Spider stood up again, excitedly. “We go out there, stop, and you deconstruct in un-space. 453 more words

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The Spider and the Great Big Stolen Thing, Part 4

Day 58. 154 pages, 77,128 words.

“And I can’t deconstruct at relative speed – you’ll have to drop it out of soft-space and hide it somewhere while I work. 193 more words

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