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Eclipse note

For the curious, the chess opening Glorious Shield of Sarnath is the Sicilian. The Horns of Hattin opening is a4 h4 Ra3 Rh3 preparing for Rd3 Re3. With some frequency, the last two rook moves are replaced by pxB after … Continue reading

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Eclipse 47

Kamensky turned on Speaker Ming. “I must protest these idle American threats.” “Supreme Gamesman Kamensky,” Ming answered. “Miss North was simply clarifying the political situation for you.  I believe she is in error on only one point.  In my opinion, … Continue reading

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Eclipse 46

The wind gusted, hard enough that the shutters rattled. “However, I am keeping you up late,” Morgana continued, “I still have a paper to write, and I’ve given your children their grades.  They are all Excellent.  Your meal was most … Continue reading

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Practical Exercise

Adara -1 is closing on completion.

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Eclipse 45

“Janie shouting for help is how I got involved,” Morgana answered. “If the two of them hadn’t been persona, the kidnappers would’ve ignored them.  If Janie hadn’t been so good at mentalics back then, the kidnappers might have gotten away … Continue reading

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Eclipse 44

“Why am I having dinner here?” Morgana asked. “That returns us to the issue I learned about tonight.” Trisha’s parents seem to think, Morgana thought, that their smartest and most sensible child is a complete idiot.  There’s no way to … Continue reading

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Eclipse 43

“Brian and Janie between them have an additional gift, mayhaps because they’re almost identical twins,  because the random sort of chromosomes for fraternal twins managed to give them almost the same set of chromosomes, though obviously not quite the same, … Continue reading

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Eclipse 42

The three completed Eclipse books are all on sale at Smashwords and Amazon. Buy now to read how the tale ends. “Faster than light?”  Abigail asked. “That means that in a few minutes Trisha could be millions of miles from … Continue reading

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Eclipse 41

“I try not to tell people this,” Morgana said. “The tenure committee agreed to a memory shield block, meaning that if anyone tried to read their minds about this, the block would use up the memory before the shield was … Continue reading

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Eclipse 40

“And now, Morgana,” Abigail said, “we are going to hear our children’s grades on your coaching them with their gifts, and you are going to get a reasonably solid dinner.  And tell us about the specialist support you arranged for … Continue reading

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