Stealing Light (The Shoal Sequence, Book 1) by Gary Gibson

By Gary Gibson

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In the twenty fifth century, in basic terms the Schindleria own the key of faster-than-light trip (FTL), therefore exerting an fiscal stranglehold on all interstellar commute. For a century and a part, mankind has operated inside their effect, until now there are at the least a dozen human colony worlds scattered alongside Schindlerian exchange routes. Sonja Merrick, whereas serving as an army pilot, has witnessed atrocities for which this alien race is accountable. Now piloting a civilian shipment send, she is at present ferrying an exploration workforce to a celebrity procedure containing a derelict starship. From its wreckage, her passengers desire to salvage a functioning FTL force of mysteriously non-Schindlerian beginning. however the Schindleria should not but able to relinquish their monopoly of a expertise they bought via historic genocide.

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Suddenly her feet become rooted to the soil, as if she is a plant as well. She can’t move. Then she feels pressure around her face, as if someone is putting a hand over her nose and mouth, choking off her air. But there is no one there. She can’t run. She can’t breathe. She is dying, just as her garden is dying. Reynold is beside her, also planted, also unable to breathe. She can’t save him either. She knew they were about to suffocate when she awoke. Awful nightmare. Another long drink of water pushed the images back again.

He would have done what Vellyngaith and his warships and his stupid laser beam could not do. He would have destroyed the human colony. He stood and moved to the food, making himself take a small portion, then returning to his chair. The last report had the siliconic gel forming nicely in most areas of the planet. He was so excited to see the new reports coming in shortly, he could barely force himself to eat. Two, maybe three more Blinds and his mission would be over and he could leave this hellish observation rock and return home as a hero.

Now, that’s some guess,” McCoy said. “Remind me to take you to the Kentucky Derby some time. ” “Explain how you came to such an exact conclusion, Mr. Spock,” Kirk ordered, ignoring McCoy. “Yeah, tell us, Spock,” Bones said, still laughing to himself. ” Kirk nodded. That sounded right to him as well. Spock went on. ” Kirk asked. ” “No,” Spock said, then he faced McCoy. ” “Of course I do,” Bones said. “What would that have to do with this? Kirk also remembered the event clearly. McCoy had found nothing wrong with Reynold, and they had found nothing dangerous in the lake.

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