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    The Magnus Institute is an astronautical vessel tasked with the mission of locating and investigating a string of previously untouched planets for potential human habitation. Led by a newly replaced computer system, The Archivist 2.0, the crew are woken up from centuries of sleep to research a new planetoid-mass. But will Archival Assistant Martin Blackwood and the other crew members find more questions than answers on the planet's surface? And why does the computer's voice make him feel like that?

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  1. Public Bookmark 62

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    ‘There’s not a… sixteenth fear entity emerging, is there?’ asked Martin.

    ‘What? No. Of course not,’ said Peter, frowning. ‘I need you to go and visit Elias and deliver a message from me.’

    ‘Um,’ said Martin. This sounded worse, actually.
     

    Martin had thought isolating himself from the rest of the world and reading horrible statements about the end of humanity was the worst his job as Peter's assistant could throw at him. It turned out he was very, very wrong.

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    16 Mar 2021

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    I'm sure given your position you already know about the advent of the General Data Protection Regulation next year, wrote Peter Lukas, to Elias Bouchard. However, the Lukas family wishes to be crystal clear that our continued investment is contingent upon the Institute taking its responsibilities with regards to privacy and confidentiality seriously.

    The Magnus Institute hires a Data Protection Officer. He sets about diligently booking in meetings, writing policy documents, and training all the staff in the importance of confidentiality. Now if only he could get hold of the Head Archivist, who seems to have vanished again...

    (Jon is only trying to save the world, but apparently some people think he should still be doing his day job.)

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    21 May 2020

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  3. Public Bookmark 44

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    He thinks of Cecil’s breath ghosting over his mouth, and how the oxygen exhaled along with the carbon dioxide traveled into his own lungs, and how it is possibly incorporated into the molecular structure of any organic compound in his entire body. How molecules that were once a part of Cecil could now be a part of him. How the erythrocytes synthesized in the deepest, most intimate places of his marrow may be built with atoms that mingled with the molecular byproducts of Cecil’s cellular respiration.

    Or: Carlos spends a lot of time thinking about diffusion.

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    14 Apr 2020

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  4. Public Bookmark 76

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    “If you got to pick, what kind of daemon would you have wanted?”

     

    The Martian sun glares down from overhead. Juno has tied his coat around his waist. Hettie hops along at his feet. Great clouds of sand roll over the dunes, faster as the wind picks up. Juno wonders whether Pereyra and the Piranha’s bodies will have been buried yet.

     

    “What’s that supposed to mean?” he asks at last.

     

    Hettie waggles their head to dislodge some of the sand. “You know. What kind of animal would you have picked? For me to settle as.”

     

    A Juno Steel daemons AU.

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    07 Apr 2020

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  5. Public Bookmark 38

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    Ever since that night in his apartment, Juno's had some fantasies involving handcuffs.

    He and Nureyev decide to play with that.

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    10 Mar 2020

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