Mastodonia

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{4/5} “We did little talking, for talking was difficult, but we did sit together, feeling friendly toward one another, and that seemed to satisfy Catface. Strangely, it satisfied me as well. Contact with him somehow made me feel good. I got the funny feeling Catface was trying to talk with me. I don’t know what […]

Star Trek: Legacies — Purgatory’s Key

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{4.5/5} “‘I don’t believe this place exists, at least physically. Instead I think we’re all participating in some kind of… collective hallucination or simulation.’ When she said it aloud, Una realized it sounded more than a bit farfetched. Sarek seemed to ponder this, but only for a moment. ‘A shared mental construct.’” Star Trek: Legacies […]

Star Trek: Legacies — Best Defense

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{4.5/5} “Most galling of all had been the addendum that directed Kirk to take full personal responsibility for the mission — so that if it backfired, it could be dismissed as a rogue operation, the brainchild of a maverick starship captain acting without authority.” Star Trek: Legacies Book 2 — Best Defense by David Mack, […]

Star Trek: Legacies — Captain to Captain

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{4.5/5} “The familiar whine of the transporter, accompanied by a distinctive tingling sensation, sent a thrill of anticipation through Una, who, as always, relished the prospect of exploring a new and alien world. As far as she knew, the landing party would be the first visitors from the Federation to ever set foot on Libros […]

Star Trek: DS9 — Force and Motion

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{4.5/5} “‘I know what I will probably say any other time anyone ever asks me this question for the rest of my life, but I also know that, in some small way, I’ll be lying a little bit if I don’t admit that the best day I ever had’ — O’Brien raised his glass — […]

Lock In

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{4.5/5} “I felt that sensation unique to Hadens, the vertigo that comes from perceptually being in two places at once. It’s much more noticeable when your body and your threep are in the same room at the same time. The technical term for it is ‘polyproprioception.’ Humans, who generally only have one body to deal […]

Mission of Gravity

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{4.5/5} “Intellectually he knew that the thing would not fall — he kept telling himself that it could not; but having grown to maturity in an environment where a fall of six inches was usually fatally destructive even to the incredibly tough Mesklinite organism, his emotions were not easy to control… After all, it was […]

Ultima

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{4.5/5} “I feel… as if I were a child, plummeting a hub-mountain glacier, out of control… We have both already walked away from our worlds, the very reality we knew, the history, the culture. Now here we are speaking of walking off into the dark. To our deaths — or unknowable glory.” Ultima by Stephen […]

Proxima

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{4.5/5} “And on the longest of timescales, what is there not to fear? We are motes, our very worlds are motes, floating in a universe that was born in unimaginable violence. Our little corner of the universe is tranquil now, relatively. But it was not always this way, and why should it remain so?” Proxima […]

The Lake House

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{5/5} “All families were a composite of stories, and yet her own, it seemed, comprised more layers of tellings and retellings than most. There were so many of them, for one thing, and they all liked to talk and write and wonder. Living as they had at Loeanneth, a house rich with its own history, […]