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The Ballad of Big Shooey, Part 7

Magdus folded his upper arms, planted his lower fists on his hips, and gave an appreciative whistle. In spite of really, really not wanting to be, he found he was impressed. “Mighty pretty,” he congratulated Stansgaard. “Don’t quite get how … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Big Shooey, Part 6

“Who else found out about you?” Magdus asked as they exited his apartment and headed out along the antiseptic white corridor. There were a few other locals coming and going, and he greeted each of them with brief nods and … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Big Shooey, Part 5

“That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard,” Magdus snapped. “The Vahooni are a Bonshoon myth. They invented them out of whole cloth to explain their sleeper ailments and give themselves some hope that they’ll one day be cured.” “The Vahooni … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Big Shooey, Part 4

Magdus read through the scan results again, then sat back and scowled. There was something very wrong with what he was seeing. He’d run an analysis of Strangle’s residue, and it had been … normal. Perfectly normal. Stansgaard Strangle was … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Big Shooey, Part 3

Big Shooey was unique in the Fleet. She was the only Worldship without sleepers. She didn’t have the space for sleepers, especially after the disastrous experiment in engineering which had created the garden and required a lot of decks to be … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Big Shooey, Part 1

Magdus would have expected the garden to be deserted on this day, of all days. Even the fossils who usually gathered here to ruminate on the gleaming folly and irritate him with their constant misapprehensions that he was interested in … Continue reading

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The First Feast, Part 11

Day 32. 112 pages, 49,393 words. The humans went on arguing, went on sending requests for delays to the Fleet, went on offering apologies and explanations laced with seemingly-accidental threats that could quite easily – too easily – be written … Continue reading

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