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Petrolea 6g

Victor threw up his arms. “This is ridiculous. I was looking at her active processes. It wasn’t an instinct that told her to eat you. Your dependency privileges were overwritten. It’s like if I zapped your brain with an electrical … Continue reading

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Petrolea 6f

“Got you!” shouted Victor as the enslaved adult pulled the smaller mechanoid off the ground and flung it against the wall of the hangar. The head tore free from the neck, the immature wings shattered. The corpse slumped to the … Continue reading

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Petrolea 6e

“So here we are,” Victor said, “in a freezing cave in a mountain, surrounded by monsters that want to eat us.” “Innocent animals engaging in their natural behavior.” The floor vibrated. “Speaking of Rome, the donkey appears,” said Victor. “What … Continue reading

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Petrolea 6d

He frowned up at her. “No going home or no comfort?” “No harming mechanoids,” she said, watching the Dragonlets. Fed and satisfied, they had curled up on the other side of the hangar and gone to sleep. “Which you must … Continue reading

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Petrolea 6c

“We have to burn petroleum until I can grow a windmill-tree or patch into the Berg’s electrical system,” Toledo said, “but I don’t plan to stay that long.” “No,” said Feroza, “I suppose you don’t.” “I still don’t believe they’ll … Continue reading

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Petrolea 6b

One had to be careful, moving heavy things on Titan. A mistake, and she might fling him into the ceiling. “Only do not drain the mother Dragon dry,” she said. “If you command her to go back to the feast … Continue reading

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Petrolea 6a

Chapter 6 Feroza and the mother Dragon arrived in the aerie to see Toledo huddled at the end of a gooey, yellowish trail. More food-paste covered his spacesuit, especially the left forearm, where it took on the red-and-black shimmer of … Continue reading

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Petrolea 5g

Back, First The shocking crimson of his blood vanished in a cloud of white condensation and the Dragon reared away from the burst of heat. Its mouthparts worked at the scrap of Victor’s suit material. It brushed the disgusting human blood … Continue reading

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Petrolea 5f

Back, First When he turned, he saw one of the Dragonlets had crawled to within arm’s reach. Jaw’s reach. “Really,” Victor said. “Hurry. The Dragonlets are hungry and I’ve run out of food.” “Well, get down on your knees,” ordered Dr. … Continue reading

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Petrolea 5e

Back, First The Gob’s component factors wrapped around its central processor and re-assembled its little engines. The swarm assumed its streamlined flight-shape and zipped away from the still and circled the hangar until one of the Dragonlets woke up and snapped … Continue reading

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