By Michael G. Munz
Northgate is in turmoil. Decaying, violent and corrupt, it's a universal sufficient urban within the mid twenty-first century, but discoveries underneath the Moon's floor have marked it with their first far-off echoes.
Into Northgate has come Michael Flynn. Jobless and right down to his previous couple of money, Michael nonetheless goals of creating a favorable distinction of his personal. but he has no kinfolk, no acquaintances keep for the freelancer identified merely as Diomedes, and this night the condominium they percentage will burn to the ground.
When Diomedes turns into his mentor in a look for the arsonist in charge, Michael will get his probability to gain these goals. yet he needs to face hazards way more own than hearth if he is to be triumphant, for like a shadow within the flames, neither arsonist nor mentor can be what they appear.
And those who seek the Moon can be gazing.
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Northgate is in turmoil. Decaying, violent and corrupt, it's a universal sufficient urban within the mid twenty-first century, but discoveries underneath the Moon's floor have marked it with their first far away echoes.
Into Northgate has come Michael Flynn. Jobless and right down to his previous couple of funds, Michael nonetheless desires of creating a favorable distinction of his personal. but he has no family members, no associates retailer for the freelancer recognized merely as Diomedes, and this night the house they proportion will burn to the ground.
When Diomedes turns into his mentor in a look for the arsonist accountable, Michael will get his probability to gain these goals. yet he needs to face risks way more own than hearth if he is to prevail, for like a shadow within the flames, neither arsonist nor mentor can be what they appear.
And those who seek the Moon should be gazing.
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Frustrating not to know, to feel like I'm looking past something important. But I have to start somewhere. I have to learn to believe again. “Tik … I remember … um…” Marshaling my memories to something more pleasant, more recent. ” I'm blushing. I can feel it. Were I a horny teenager with her first induction rig, sure, this kind of thing happens all the time. But I'm old. I'm supposed to know better. Embarrassing to find out how much of that teenager is still locked away inside. Tika blushes a little too, but she's smiling.
I feel it. Try not to let what else I'm feeling go through the gestalt. Try to lock it down, keep it to myself. She didn't mean to make me uncomfortable. This new informality between us is as much my fault as hers. I think back a moment ago to firelight and flannel sheets, and try to keep the twitchy feeling I have now from crossing the gestalt as best I can. Be gentle. “Um. Tik, it's four-and-a-half hours each way, plus passing through customs in and out of Caltech, plus however long it takes to drive to Carmel from Emeryville.
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