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  • A kilometer or so above the docks, which lay on a saltflat surrounded by weathered masses of striped evaporite, the Tanu capital city glittered on the dark peninsular height like an Earthbound galaxy.

    The Golden Torc

  • The thing's fresh from the carwash and glistening on the brilliant saltflat of the January street like a giant wet stone tablet handed down from God himself to some guy, let's call him Smith.


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