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Petrolea 15f

“What on earth did you do?” asked Feroza. He didn’t seem to be controlling these creatures explicitly, just calling them to assemble. And yet what naturally evolved behavior would so abrogate these animals’ interests? That thought allowed Feroza to answer … Continue reading

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Petrolea 15e

“Let’s think about this,” said Feroza. “If you learn to love Dragons, I’ll learn to love people.” His head jerked up. “Which people, exactly?” “I don’t know,” Feroza raised an eyebrow behind her visor. “Do you think I should start … Continue reading

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Petrolea 15d

Feroza stood up and shuffled to Victor. She put her own arms around him. Cold comfort in an environment suit, but still. “I promise I shall find a way to protect humanity from Petrolea.” “And I will help fix these … Continue reading

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Petrolea 15c

Feroza stood up and shuffled to Victor. She put her own arms around him. Cold comfort in an environment suit, but still. “I promise I shall find a way to protect humanity from Petrolea.” “And I will help fix these … Continue reading

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Petrolea 15b

“It’s what?” said Victor. “What are you saying? Did you find the other–“ “Victor,” she said, “look at the other Dragons. Do you see rust on them?” “No,” he said, then after a pause. “Yes. I do. Ah. They must … Continue reading

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Petrolea 15a

Chapter 15 “Welcome home.” Feroza did not straighten from her crouch, but continued to crawl, keeping her body in the serpentine position forced upon her by the shape of their tunnel-airlock. “Feroza, get back,” Victor whispered. “Stay still until I’ve … Continue reading

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Petrolea 14d

“The enlightened thing to do,” said Victor, trying to keep his voice low, “is to stop this threat to the lives of millions of people.” “Thousands of people at most, if we are still discussing the off-Earth population. And just … Continue reading

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Petrolea 14c

“Of course.” Feroza’s lips thinned. “So what happens if the attack does not only fails, but also further antagonizes the ecosystem?” “Let them,” said Victor. “Now that we know what’s happening, we’ll fight back. The only reason a Rocket-seed destroyed … Continue reading

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Petrolea 14b

“That’s not a design of mechanoid I’ve seen before,” said Feroza. “Note the magnetic couplers on its feet, the de-emphasis on support in favor of tensile strength. Those microgravity adaptations cannot be the result of natural selection. More tripwire programming, … Continue reading

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Petrolea 14a

Chapter 14 “Petrolea shot them?” “It makes sense,” said Feroza. “No, it doesn’t,” said Victor. “It doesn’t make any sense at all! Petrolea shot them. With a rocket. ¡Pucha!“ Feroza sucked in a breath and for a second, Victor wondered … Continue reading

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