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Anglic Union

$$$$$ Victor Chelan sat at the corner table of his office facing Elaine Bell.  The windows had autopolarized to screen him from the direct light of the lowering sun.  Along the horizon, towering spires of cloud glowed orange and yellow.  … Continue reading

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Anglic Union

Practical Exercise will soon be out as a trade paperback. Later that day, Chelan faced an emergency meeting of the Executive Committee. “…in the end,” he said, “the local power company had cut us off some time ago because bills … Continue reading

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Anglic Union

“We aren’t paying for power,” Chelan said.  “I just checked.  Someplace, unpaid bills are piling up. In fact, until a year ago, we seem to have been selling electric power to Crescent Nova, the municipal electrical system.  OK, we don’t … Continue reading

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Anglic Union

“Legal thinks that the Space Piracy charges will probably be beaten, but the grand larceny charges will not,” Victor said. “They are being tried in Oregon, which has a firm judicial system. However, based on the condition of the ships, … Continue reading

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Anglic Union

“In all fairness,” Broadhurst continued, “whoever was doing this was presumably hiding behind an extended series of cutouts, which as we both know under modern conditions can be extremely challenging to penetrate. We expect that your Fleet will investigate diligently, … Continue reading

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Anglic Union

“We have detailed financial records,” Broadhurst answered. “They are backed by secure bank records. If someone in the Stellar Republic thinks they own the ore, they seem to have forgotten to pay us.  We know how absent-minded some people are.  … Continue reading

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Tales of the Anglic Union

“Let’s see.”  Elaine took a deep breath. “Illness.  Death in the family.  Wife about to give birth.  Vacation time.  Then you want to rotate, six week trip, three weeks on the ground for training and recovery.  Locking folks in a … Continue reading

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Tales of the Anglic Union, continued

A Need for Maintenance The freighter Space Pirate Harrington perched in an unloading bay, receiving Victor Chelan’s baleful glare.  He’d researched the name; it referred to a late-twenty-first century video whose heroine had slept and fought her way into becoming … Continue reading

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Tales of the Anglic Union

[My current published novel is Practical Exercise, available as an ebook on Smashwords.com and Amazon.com.] The delegates looked at each other.  Chelan was sure that remarks were passing back and forth, but how?  “You will not give us all 60,000 … Continue reading

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Tales of the Anglic Union

“I am Lord and Master of this vessel!” Allston shouted.  “What is your authority for being here?” “I am Elaine Bell.”  The woman holding the machine pistol did not budge a micron.  “I’m the personal representative of Victor Chelan and … Continue reading

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