"This is for your own good."
Peri didn't believe it. The two Inquisitors, clad in starched black uniforms and flanked by armored protectors, seemed anything but helpful. She looked left and right, hoping for an escape route. It was no use, of course. They had cornered her on the observation deck of Perth's great Bast Tower. Her only way out was an eighty-meter drop to the main canal... [click here for more]
"Tango Sierra Niner, you are clear all the way home."
Home. Jayne Pawn smiled at the word, keeping her Eagle straight and steady toward the Norlight border. The johar grass a thousand meters below her was blooming, giving the Northern Plain a wild kaleidoscopic tinge. Rolling hills broke the flatness of the fields and Jayne could see how railways and interstates linked the various... [click here for more]
Over the past few months, the world has seen a spate of strange meteor showers. However, not every particle has burned up in the atmosphere, and one particularly large fragment has struck down near an out-of-the-way mountain mining town Delsvale. The full effects of this crash remain to be seen, but this town—once a thriving source of zinc—is in for dark days and interesting times.
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"Will, come on," Keeper Emmerson called back. "You're falling behind. Nightfall will be here in two hours -- we need to be at Base Camp by that time."
Groaning, Will picked up his pack. "Coming." He hurried along the narrow path up the barren gradient. When he reached the top, he was stunned to discover an awe-aspiring sight. The opposite slope below... [click here for more]