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About George Phillies

science fiction author -- researcher in polymer dynamics -- collector of board wargames -- President, National Fantasy Fan Federation

Tales of the Anglic Union

Clangbalance pointed at a technician.  Commands flashed at the speed of light to one of the Space Guard’s few space reconnaissance satellites.  Radar and lidar pulses flashed through space, blanketing the area where the  Mighty Transporter’s transponder said it was … Continue reading

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Tales of the Anglic Union

“The Audit Committee may complain,” Rose said, “but you can bring any deficiencies you find to us.  In my opinion, with respect to debts run up by Dewey and Rothham, debts that could lead to litigation, if they aren’t too … Continue reading

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Tales of the Anglic Union

One after the next, the remaining chairs around the table filled.  “Gentlemen, Ladies,” Chelan said, “I see we are exactly on time.  I hope you all received the expenditure reports in a timely way?” Heads nodded.  “I’ll assume there are … Continue reading

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Tales of the Anglic Union…

“Yes?” Chelan asked mildly.  “What was the clue?” “You mentioned offloads didn’t seem to match expected on-loads, though they matched the bills of lading.  Each time one of our ships lands,” Bell explained, “it downloads a flight record, including the … Continue reading

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Tales of the Anglic Union continued

Bulger Space Yards Progress Begins “It’s Day Two.  Pumping on the graving dock is proceeding nicely,” McNaughton said.  “A few days and we reach the drains, which seem to be thoroughly clogged.” “Pumping started rather quickly,” Chelan said.  “Drainer Pumps … Continue reading

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Bulger Space Yards

“Absolutely!” Yates said. “Any spray unit can duplicate itself, so the unit you see working would have no trouble repairing all the units that aren’t working. However, past management ruled the time spent building replacement parts was time not spent … Continue reading

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Bulger Space Yards Walking Tour

The graving yard was a circular array of curved titanium spines, concave upward, arranged to match the load-bearing landing strakes on a spaceship’s hull.  The base was well below ground level, the spines sticking up so that the midpoint of … Continue reading

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Enter the Elizavetsians

CEO Office Enter the Elizavetsians With the Commodore on his way, Chelan took a deep breath.  So far nothing completely terrible had happened, but with Elizavetsians in the next room you could never be completely certain. Most Americans detested Elizavetsia … Continue reading

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Chapters from Tales of the Anglic Union Astrographic Service

Bulger Space Yards CEO’s  Office Two air vans  settled into the Bulger Yards parking lot.  “Security is deployed,” Davis announced.  “A remarkable number of cars here,” Broadhurst said.  “I expected the lot to be completely empty.” “All waiting for the … Continue reading

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Chapters from Tales of the Anglic Union Astrographic Service

I post faster than I write, so there are going to be gaps and eventually a different novel, also unlikely to be completed. Meanwhile, Practical Exercise is up on Smashwords and on Amazon. Humboldt Bay Traveller’s Residences Humboldt Bay,  California … Continue reading

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