Category Archives: Chapters

chapter: Hugh bets on future markets

Background: This scene is near the end of the series. The final battle is raging in the underground tunnels of Aristillus. A dozen vast invasion ships have landed, swatted aside most Aristillus Defense Force resistance, and are advancing…but the ADF … Continue reading

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chapter 88: Hugh talks to Ewoma

== 2064, Evergreen Court Apartments, Aristillus, Lunar Nearside Hugh looked at the empty iced coffee cup and crumpled donut bag on the kitchen table and felt a wave of disgust. Skipping a real breakfast and working on the story with … Continue reading

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chapter 202: Dogs program the armed rovers

== 2064: The Den, Aristillus, Lunar Nearside Blue stared at a block of code, then shook his head in disgust. There were too many bugs in this file, and he knew why – the module as a whole was a … Continue reading

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chapter 196: Dogs prepare for the invasion

Blue watched the small lifting beam crane hoist the cargo container off the bed of the automated delivery truck. The truck pulled forward, leaving the load dangling in the air. A moment later it was gone and the warehouse door … Continue reading

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gravel boats

I’ve blogged this chapter at least once before. It’s one of my favorites. Here it is, after the fourth draft. ============= == 2064: Nan Garde, Haitian Dominican Protectorate, Earth John looked at the team. His team. It was a weird … Continue reading

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chapter: 40 kilometers above Aristillus

The background: John and the Dogs have been hiking around the equator of the moon for six months. While they were on Farside Earth forces destroyed the relay sattelites in lunar orbit, thus cutting John off from Aristillus…and also cutting … Continue reading

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chapter: John and the Dogs react to 2nd loss of sat coms

{{{*** 81: John == 2064: Icarcus Crater, Lunar Farside Duncan kneeled on the lunar graveled and rolled up the tent’s sun shield. John walked past him to where the solar bank sat. It had already folded itself into a bundle … Continue reading

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chapter: John learns about the augmented reality game

Here’s draft 4 of chapter 76 where John learns about the augmented reality game. This is a fun little scene where we take a break from the constant stress that we’ve been under in the John-and-the-Dogs thread (losing the sattelites, … Continue reading

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new scene from book 1, Act 1: Darcy is a private person

A quick refresher. Modern narrative theory says that all books have three acts: Act 1: introduce the characters, make the conflict clear Act 2: the hero faces greater and greater obstacles as he tries to resolve the conflict Act 3: … Continue reading

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new scenes: cry “LARP” and let slip the Dogs of war

Some setup first. Recall that in the first book that when John and the Dogs were hiking across Farside, the Dogs were playing a MMORPG LARP. The heads up displays of their spacesuits were creating an augmented reality / virtual … Continue reading

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