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Tantur, Part V

When the end came, it came quickly. Spied’jjer stood on the bridge of the Merdokk Industries heavy gunner Balrothrax and argued eloquently and passionately with the High Council Special Overseers unit all the way to the last. The Corporate goons … Continue reading

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Tantur, Part IV

Bortemus Balch – Spied’jjer Merdokk was a Class Four criminal and under no circumstances permitted to set foot on the Pinian Brotherhood’s sovereign flatworld, although he couldn’t have said why since he’d never even conspired to commit a crime here … Continue reading

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Tantur, Part III

“Alright,” Spider Merdokk said, once they’d ordered their food and were once again sitting and staring distrustfully at each other, “where to begin…” “I suspect, despite this theatre, that you have planned all of this out well in advance,” 7 … Continue reading

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Tantur, Part II

Volun Embyri Qiie was waiting for him outside the Nirvan Baths when he eventually descended from the hills. “Pecha … Balch,” the shaggy Fliei said. He spoke Xidh without a translator now, although his accent was still endearingly stilted. All … Continue reading

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Tantur, Part I

“First time in Heaven?” Bortemus Balch turned and glanced at the Vorontessi. Glanced up; he had to angle his head a little, which was still something of a novelty despite the company he’d been keeping lately. Vorontessæ were tall. “Yes,” … Continue reading

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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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