Marque of Caine – Snippet 42

Marque of Caine – Snippet 42 Chapter Twenty-Eight May, 2124 Glamqoozht, BD+80 238 Five days later, after Caine and Alnduul met the escort sent by Nlastanl, they emerged from the interface terminal into yet another perfect day on Glamqoozht. But only briefly: the...

Marque of Caine – Snippet 41

Marque of Caine – Snippet 41 Chapter Twenty-Seven May, 2124 Glamqoozht, BD+80 238 Nlastanl was the first to realize that Riordan really did intend to remain silent. The Senior Arbiter raised a finger to still disapproving murmurs. “Perhaps there is a...

Marque of Caine – Snippet 40

Marque of Caine – Snippet 40 All four creatures walked calmly toward the disks that jockeyed lazily, endlessly, along the margin between the concourse and the slideway. Caine realized he’d been staring. “What . . . what are they?” “I am...

Marque of Caine – Snippet 39

Marque of Caine – Snippet 39 Chapter Twenty-Six May, 2124 Glamqoozht, BD+80 238 Alnduul closed the comm link to Glamqoozht’s port authority. “We have just received permission to travel planetside, Caine Riordan.” Riordan looked up from the...

Marque of Caine – Snippet 38

Marque of Caine – Snippet 38 “Exosapients. The ones you conjectured were watching over us. The ones who made it necessary for hostile aliens to resort to the subterfuge of the Doomsday Rock.” Corcoran’s eyes opened wide. “Are they, the...