Category Archives: The Book of Pinian

The Grief (Thick of Mind, Part 16)

Day 50. 64 pages, 30,172 words. Happy Gretchen was agitated about something. Any people who knew why were lying low. Any people who didn’t know about it at all soon found out and let the word get around their little … Continue reading

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The Fallacies of Self-Reinforcement and Creative Gap-Filling (Thick of Mind, Part 15)

Day 48. 64 pages, 30,172 words.   Doctor Galhbron led him out of the lab – these excursions were growing slightly more common since their visit to the Pelindrake but were still a rarity – and through the well-guarded Biorelic … Continue reading

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The Other Five (Thick of Mind, Part 14)

Day 46. 64 pages, 30,172 words. One step forward, one step back. Still editing and cutting some stuff I didn’t like.   He couldn’t hide his ability from the doctors, of course. He wasn’t even sure he wanted to hide … Continue reading

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The Awakening of the Skullied (Thick of Mind, Part 13)

Day 43. 64 pages, 30,290 words.   Maladin didn’t see much of the Worldship Pelindrake, preoccupied as he was with staring at the vessel’s inhabitants. He’d never seen such colours. The laboratory rooms in which he’d spent his return to … Continue reading

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Leaving the Lab (Thick of Mind, Part 12)

Day 42. 64 pages, 30,290 words. The year was 3230 YM, they said, but he didn’t know what that meant. And if he didn’t know what it meant, he didn’t understand how they expected him to tell them what year … Continue reading

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500,000,000 B.C. (Not Quite An Interlude)

Day 41. 64 pages, 30,290 words. A scream burst the tranquillity, sending a flock of colourful four-winged birds flapping and hooting melodiously from a copse of graceful trees. The sky, aquamarine and perfected rather than marred by a few clumps … Continue reading

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The Good Specimen (Thick of Mind, Part 11)

Day 40. 64 pages, 30,290 words.   He sat as straight as he could and tried not to grimace as he swallowed the long strands of medicated nutrient. They always made him retch, but the doctors said it was very … Continue reading

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