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1,947, Part 9

Another six hours or so passed while she waited for Ansel Munroe to act, or at least to decide that she’d gotten the point about who was in charge of her life and death. It seemed pointless to hypothesise or … Continue reading

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1,947, Part 8

Oh well, she thought. So much for evasiveness. “Yes,” she said, “I speak a little of English. I apologise if I misled, but we have … in the spoken form … a way to introduce to strangers. I was … … Continue reading

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1,947, Part 7

When full consciousness returned, Predericon was relieved to find that she’d regained more or less full eyesight and hearing, and could tell that a few more days would complete the healing process. She estimated she had been semi-conscious for about … Continue reading

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1,947, Part 6

The Speed’s Virtues (Survival) came down in an arid and apparently mostly-empty area that had been home to a range of long-standing human settlements before the rearrangement of Earth. It still seemed to be inhabited – the transmissions they’d managed … Continue reading

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1,947, Part 5

Day 120. 162 pages, 74,076 words. Finished. (for a total word count, in the paperback template for Greyblade, of 706 pages, 199,366 words, at a deadline ten days shorter than Bad Cow. More metrics to come later)   They were … Continue reading

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1,947, Part 4

Day 119. 155 pages, 69,591 words.   The Speed’s Virtues (Survival) was just clearing the inner extremity of the system’s asteroid belt when the humans broke out the nuclear weapons. The belt was very diffuse, requiring no emergency corrective actions in … Continue reading

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1,947, Part 3

Day 118. 151 pages, 68,136 words.   A total of two thousand, one hundred and seventy-three days (Centre / Mind standard) passed in a monotonous sequence of eating, lulltime, passing of waste, checking of trajectory data, and exercise in the … Continue reading

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1,947, Part 2

Day 117. 143 pages, 64,886 words.   They stood in their heavy radiation-shielded EVA suits and admired their handiwork. The suits, as Old Man Lelhmak was also fond of pointing out, had become antiques in their own right. The Destarion had … Continue reading

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1,947, Part 1

Day 116. 143 pages, 64,886 words.   The repair of the Speed’s Virtues (Curiosity) proceeded swiftly once Predericon, Gyden and Lelhmak had fully recovered from their ordeal. Predericon still felt run-down after the heady Prime-like strength she’d enjoyed on the … Continue reading

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Predericon in Darkness, Part 20

Day 108. 121 pages, 52,150 words.   “…and that’s why I think I first accepted your application. It was perfectly sound, and all else being equal, I gave in to sentiment and accepted the applicant who was named after the … Continue reading

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