Monthly Archives: November 2012

several revised scenes

I’ve been calling out one scene per day, but given that these small pieces all work together as a whole, so I’m going to give a huge segment today. This is 5.8k words – that’s about 24 pages. Enjoy! *** … Continue reading

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new scene: Javier and Darcy

Darcy made it back to the moon alive, and she says she’s OK, but being held in the PK detention facility – and then thinking that her ship wasn’t going to make it back to Aristillus – may have taken … Continue reading

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Neal Stephenson AMA (“ask me anything”) interview on Reddit

This is five months old, but well worth reading. http://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comments/vdt11/i_am_neal_stephenson_author_geek_and_now_sword/ This one month old interview with Ian Banks is also great: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audio/2012/oct/12/iain-banks-book-club-podcast?intcmp=239

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revised scene: Open Source Ship “The Champion”

And here’s the other side of the coin: == 2064: Open Source Ship “The Champion”, between Earth and the Moon Maynard unlatched his belt and pushed out of his seat. He couldn’t stop himself from shouting “Whoo!” … and why … Continue reading

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revised scene: Open Source Ship “The Houston”

I’m going to blog two scenes today. The juxtaposition can be titled “a short treatise on competence”. == 2064: Open Source Ship “The Houston”, between Earth and the Moon Sam Barrus unclicked his seat belt, pushed himself out of his … Continue reading

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revised scene: Ashok’s ship

The lunar rebels know that they need more population if they’re going to fight the PKs. How to get more population? Release open source plans for AG drive spaceships. Our protagonist Ashok and his friend Prem have spent the last … Continue reading

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revised scene: at Lai Docks when the Deladrier lands

== 2064: Lai Docks and Air Traffic Control, Aristillus, Lunar Nearside Albert Lai reached for his second cup of tea. Gamma had woken him in the middle of the night to tell him that there was in incoming ship and … Continue reading

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revised scene: Mike when the Deladrier lands

== ?? 2064: Northern Logistics offices, Aristillus, Lunar Nearside Mike yawned and pushed the button on the machine for another espresso. He’d been up late worrying about the lack of word from the rescue mission, and he’d overslept as a … Continue reading

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revised scene: after the prison break

== 1 sep 2064: the Deladrier, in elliptical orbit around the Moon Darcy floated above the cockpit floor and pulled herself through the open door into the passenger area. It was disgusting – and heart wrenching. The sound was bad. … Continue reading

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revised scene: prison break

This is one of my favorite scenes from the novel. I hope you like it too. Who doesn’t like Big Damn Heroes? *** 137 == 28 aug 2064: courtyard level, UN Detention Facility, Nan Garde, Haiti, Earth Kindig stood at … Continue reading

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