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The First Feast, Part 9

Day 23. 84 pages, 37,334 words. “Would the tech alphas be able to act as intermediaries in a diplomatic effort between Earth, the Fleet, and the machine mind?” Char asked, hardly able to believe she was saying the words. Mer … Continue reading

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The First Feast, Part 5

Day 15. 54 pages, 22,091 words. People always tended to focus on the Worldships. And sure, there was good reason for that. They were massive, the size of small moons, each one home to a billion Molren and ten times … Continue reading

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The First Feast, Part 4

Day 14. 50 pages, 20,651 words. Gadrion Aran Char left it to her crew and the other Councillors to begin arrangements. A lot of this had long since been arranged at the Fleet end, but it would still be a … Continue reading

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The First Feast, Part 2

Day 12. 44 pages, 17,786 words. “Greetings and welcome, you lost and weary nomads from a distant star. We, the people of the sovereign Pinian Brotherhood sanctified realm of Earth, unified and standing below none but the Goddess Jalah and … Continue reading

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The First Feast, Part 1

Day 11. 42 pages, 17,080 words. The legendary first message between the Fleet and Earth, in which the Molren were translated as telling humanity, “be quiet. Be quiet or they’ll hear you,” rightly went down in history as some of … Continue reading

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The Spider and the Newcomers, Part VIII

In a ceremony no less momentous for the fact that it was taking place under the radars of both host and visitor authorities, Spied’jjer Merdokk and his modest entourage met with the Fliei rulers. There were three of them, two … Continue reading

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Journey to the Centre of the Couch, Part 5

So, I unbolted the front legs, then the left rear. The right rear gave me a little more trouble – not only was it extremely tight, but I needed to hunker down uncomfortably close to a nasty stain on the … Continue reading

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