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  1. Public Bookmark 3

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    What happens to the civilian ships in the Athoek System when the Republic of Two Systems is formed? One of them has heard enough to know it wants citizenship too, but its Captain is threatening to reprogram it. Can Tisarwat get there in time?

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    06 Jun 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 1

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    I loved the Animorphs series passionately. Then I got to the last book. Actually, the last two. I read the Animorph ending. I cried. I screamed. I tore my hair.
    I went to my mother who is a professional writer of science fiction. I said to my mother: “The ending is wrong. It’s wrong, it’s bad, it’s terrible. You have to fix it.”
    And my mother said, “Gee, Jennifer. I’m really very busy writing my own novel series.”
    “But you have to fix it!” I insisted. “It’s all wrong! Just read it! You’ll understand!”
    “Alright,” she said. “I’ll read it.”
    So she read it and she said: “You’re right. It’s wrong, it’s bad, it’s terrible.”
    “So you’ll fix it?” I demanded.
    “No,” she said. “I think you should do it.”
    I was shocked. Who was the writer around here anyway? I couldn’t write a novel!
    For months after that, I laughed at the idea. I let the horrible ending to the series I loved rankle in my soul and wished furiously that it had been done right.
    Then I started thinking. What if it had been done right? What would that be like? So I started daydreaming. Then I started scribbling. Then I started writing.

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    06 Jun 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 5

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    Tom had answered the phone, and Betty had been struck by how he sounded exactly as he always had.

    “Tom, it’s Betty Callahan. Nita told me, yesterday, that you’re … you’re a … you’re like her and Kit. I have some questions.”

    “I’m sure that you do.”

    “But not on the phone. I want to see your face. And I need to talk to Carl too.”

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    27 May 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 23

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    It is in the nature of Guardians to forget. Those brought back by the Light must make a conscious effort to remember, and in the end, chasing down your memories can be an unwise and dangerous thing to do. Still, if you're determined to go haring off into the perilous and murky depths of your past, tampering in things best left forgotten, you might as well bring some company.

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    14 Apr 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 21

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    "Yours," each letter is signed.

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    08 Apr 2021