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  1. Public Bookmark 13

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    In the twenty-fourth century, humanity has colonised the solar system. Mars and Earth, the two dominant superpowers, have reached a delicate balance, at the cost of their extractive colonies in the Belt. With new worlds opening up for colonization beyond a wormhole gate at the edge of Sol, both Earth and Mars are scrambling to stake claims on the new worlds.

    Two former warships, Erebus and Terror, have been outfitted to undertake exploration of RG1256, an Earth-like planet beyond one of the gates. But there is still much that humanity doesn't know about the technology it so carelessly makes use of, as the crew of those ships will soon discover.

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    19 Jul 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 28

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    Francis has shared a bed with his dog on only three occasions. First, when there were foxes in the garden and Neptune wouldn’t be quiet for love nor biscuits; second when he was miserable and half-comatose with flu, wanting company and too weak to push Neptune onto the floor; third, on the night Sophia left for the final time.

    Sharing a bed with nine stone of shaggy-haired Newfoundland is not a dissimilar experience to sharing a bed with James Fitzjames.

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    10 Jul 2020

  3. Public Bookmark 10

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    The upright naval man vanishes without a trace, effaced by a feeble, prim fellow. He— that is to say, James— has disappeared wholly from his own reflection, replaced with the unfortunate Hezekiah Thorne. It’s all in the back, he remembers telling an awed Edward Charlewood, two inches lost to a stoop and I was a stranger even to you, do you see now? 

     

    James visits Francis, in disguise.

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    09 Jun 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 8

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    Fitzjames contends with unparalleled excitations.

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    27 May 2020

  5. Public Bookmark 18

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    Somewhere along the way, Francis realized that beneath the preening and insufferable attitude, James Fitzjames was an intelligent, capable, insightful man—with a passion for his historical field that Francis couldn’t help but admire, and rise to in kind.

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    12 May 2020

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