Serializations of the Hitherby Dragons novels

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The station rises fast. In the sky above the school, it bristles. The House of Dreams spends some of their time, then almost all of it, in the boot they are building in space.

It is not fast enough.

It rises, but not fast enough.

It is still incomplete — its weapons systems half-functional; its ability to stomp away unreason and impose Tom’s will on the cosmos unfinished — when the scissors finally return.

The world turns.

The sun comes directly overhead, at least, if you happen to be standing right underneath.

The first few pairs of scissors fall.




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