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The Spider and the Great Big Stolen Thing, Part 10

Gornack the Deconstructor was at his most disappointingly un-evil when he sat down opposite Spied’jjer Merdokk in Strojen’s Foodhole about a month later. Merdokk was resplendent in some sort of multicoloured suit that was obviously high fashion somewhere, but the … Continue reading

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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?” “I’ve heard the name.” “We’ll meet there. So the police will … Continue reading

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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.” They looked out over the debris-scattered white emptiness for a … Continue reading

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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 breathing while … Continue reading

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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. Travel between Dimensions was only possible at relative speed – ten thousand times the speed … Continue reading

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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. As each piece is ready, we can fit it … Continue reading

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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. Any ideas?” “I know some caverns that are big enough to … Continue reading

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The Spider and the Great Big Stolen Thing, Part 3

Day 57. 149 pages, 75,121 words. Gornack decided to change the subject again. “So you want me to deconstruct this thing?” “In such a way that it can be reconstructed when the time comes,” Spied’jjer rose and took Gornack’s empty … Continue reading

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The Spider and the Great Big Stolen Thing, Part 2

Day 56. 145 pages, 72,792 words. Gornack chuckled. “They have to follow protocol. The law doesn’t allow them to assume.” “Exactly. The law exists to protect criminals,” the Spider sipped his drink and regarded the Deconstructor thoughtfully. “I fitted it … Continue reading

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The Spider and the Great Big Stolen Thing, Part 1

Day 55. 143 pages, 71,999 words. Gornack the Deconstructor had an extremely impressive name, but was always let down by his appearance. He dreamed whimsically of being able to look good – or at least passably evil – in a … Continue reading

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