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“The voyage from Dorian had been speedy but less than smooth, the Ocean of Aptikos in its usual bad temper.”

AS SMALL AND MEAN and dirty as it was, Crowfoot was profoundly glad to see Pylos on the horizon. The voyage from Dorian had been speedy but less than smooth, the Ocean of Aptikos in its usual bad temper. When … Continue reading

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“Next to the dais the poet’s clerk was doing a brisk trade in autographed scrolls.”

IT WAS THE FIRST DAY of the Tattoo Fair, and the town square was bustling with vendors and performers from the Nine Provinces of Mnemosynea. Pthalean playwrights were rehearsing songs and skits with Pthersikorean dancers. From a dais two feet … Continue reading

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“Well, it’s no place like home.”

WE PUT DOWN at the equator because it was the warmest latitude on the planet. Also the flattest. “And the most boring,” Grady said, hunched over the viewport. “And the safest,” I said, trying to peer over his shoulder. “Well, … Continue reading

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