By Allen M. Steele
Welcome to Heaven. here is a mop. it is not that easy, in fact. First you might want to die. Grunge rock, undesirable acid, and an eighteen-wheeler will do this. then you definitely need to live on. now not too complex, towards the century's finish, for a ignored wealthy child with guilt-ridden mom and dad and cryogenics. Then there is the resurrection. that is extra complicated, regarding runaway nanotechnology, a impartial interface within the mind, an asteroid named for Jerry Garcia, and a citadel that wishes cleansing. consequently, the mop. dying for William Alec Tucker III is a gateway to the longer term, and a moment likelihood to complete what he is left undone: that's as regards to every thing. lifestyles after dying is sort of friendly. till Alec unearths out that he is a pawn in a systemwide fight for strength and embarks on an odyssey of discovery that takes him from the a ways reaches of the asteroid belt to the fleshpots of Clarke County, house. or even father, to the beckoning stars.
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The old fortress of Kor, subsidiary to Buhen, stood at the lower end of the Belly of Stones, a long stretch of rapids not navigable through most of the year. The fort served as a place where northbound trade goods were shifted from donkey caravans to trading vessels, or the reverse. It was a dry, dusty post, far less appealing than the harbor of Buhen. ” Ramose, the florid-faced captain of the trading ship moored alongside the quay on which he stood, planted his legs wide apart, his fists on his hips, and glared at the officer standing before him.
The vessel creaked, a black dog tied to the deckhouse whimpered to be free. A bulging linen bag gave off an intriguing but alien scent that mingled with the smell of paint. Fifteen or so men wearing the skimpiest of loincloths, their skin burned to leather by the sun, clustered on the quay near the stern. Tjanuny’s fellow oarsmen. Realizing they had drawn Bak’s attention, they hurriedly looked away, making 28 / Lauren Haney their interest conspicuous by their effort to appear disinterested. The ship looked reasonably well tended, its crew a congenial lot, the captain no doubt good-natured when all went well.
Hapuseneb seems a good man,” Imsiba said. “I wish more were like him. ” Bak slowed his pace as they approached the gangplank and lowered his voice so no one else would hear. “If we find no ivory through the week, and if Nebwa finds none at Kor, we’ll speak to Commandant Thuty. By then we’ll have inconvenienced and angered a sufficient number of men to convince the viceroy we’ve done our duty. ” Userhet glanced at Imsiba and the men standing by the gangplank, awaiting Bak’s signal to board. ” “Yes, sir,” Bak said, using formality to distance himself from potential argument.
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