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    A letter from marine biologist Arue Niaxian to her wife Arue Viandian, discussing an upcoming holiday and relaying the exciting news of a new discovery on the outpost where she works.

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    Fifteen years after a shield vulnerability led to the destruction of Starkiller Base, a datacore containing logs of internal correspondence documenting design decisions from the early days of the project was discovered floating in the debris field that remained in the Ilum system. Two years after that, it was finally decrypted. What follows is an excerpt of the contents. 

    Or, a software engineering team on Starkiller Base discusses the potential pitfalls of limited-precision arithmetic.

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    A quiet moment in Lanling; an open wound, healing.

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    “He likes to watch,” Meng Yao said to the nervous girl sitting next to him on the bed. There were only so many excuses one could give for visiting a brothel and not undressing or touching anyone that wouldn’t lead to being gossiped about.

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    Three points of contact with the world: the head, the face, and the body.

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    It’s a quiet evening, but it needs to be quieter.

    (Written in third person, despite the title.)

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    Selected scenes immediately following the marriage of Marius Hartshorne IV, landgrave of the Stoking-Minos stellar cluster, to the commoner Emil Ranta, a shuttle pilot from Earth’s lunar habitats. Appended is a brief excerpt of a scholarly retrospective speculating on the nature of their relationship.

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    Lan Zhan’s hand most of the way inside Wei Ying’s body, and a gratuitous strength training metaphor (not the obvious one) for how it feels to talk about why they’re doing it.

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    Former professional duelist Ainsley Carrera is using her skills to eke out a meager living for herself in the less reputable parts of the outermost galactic colonies when her past catches up with her—or does it?

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    To relax after a stressful week, Shun wants Shiryu to push him to his limit—and past it, if necessary.

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    On the long flight to Earth, Chaos contemplates why he and Cross make such a good team.

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    An important ritual for the new Sect Leader, whether he wants it or not, whether he understands it or not.

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    Wen Ruohan orders Meng Yao to rape Nie Mingjue.

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    Koi Tower–typical homophobic abuse (that’s both the summary and the warning).

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    Meng Yao breaks his nose while he and Lan Xichen are on the run together. It’s barely anything, really.

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    Jin Guangyao experiments to find the best way to hide a guqin string. Mo Xuanyu is his test subject—and Mo Xuanyu loves it.

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    Three drunk teenagers, two pages of a picture book, and one bed. What could go wrong?

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    Shun wants to be reassured that he can touch without hurting. He wants—even if only for a single desperate moment—to pretend he is not dangerous.

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    Jin Guangyao works out some of his trauma by pretending to get pregnant. Lan Xichen’s own trauma makes it very unwise for him to agree to play the other half in this fantasy, but he goes ahead and does it anyway.

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