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    Jack flies to Las Vegas in the window seat, Alicia beside him and Bob across the aisle. Jack feels too big for even the width of first class seats, and he can’t imagine how his father feels with those shoulders that have held up teams and Cups and towns, but Bob is asleep beneath an Aces ball cap pulled down over his eyes.

    Kent naps in his childhood bedroom, which hasn’t been his since before the Q. Spare file boxes clog the corners. Posters of Gretzky and Rudy Galindo and Britney Spears gaze over his sleeping head while in the kitchen his mother opens up bottles and pours them down the sink-- a six pack of beer, a week-old half-full Chardonnay, a bottle of cheap whiskey she’d gotten as a present. Empty glass hits empty glass and shatters at the base of the recycling bin-- contained explosions. At the folding table in the kitchenette, Kent’s little sister turns up the music in her earbuds and tries to concentrate on the molar mass of carbon.

    What happens is this: Jack goes first in the draft, takes an Aces jersey in shaking hands, and Kent goes home to New York.

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    15 Apr 2018

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    A walk in the desert leads to unexpected troubles.

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    10 Apr 2018

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    The universe isn’t what it used to be. With the new Alliance between the Clave and the DownWorlder Association, Captain Magnus Bane finds himself serving with his former nemesis, biocybe Admiral Alec "Tin Soldier" Lightwood, while hiding his true identity.
    When a mysterious organization called The Circle leaves a trail of death and destruction, Magnus will have to figure out how dodgy The Clave really is, and whether Lightwood will remain The Clave's loyal cyborg, or if he'll break his programming and follow his heart.

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    23 Mar 2018

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    The Clave, technologically superior, but poor in resources, has been bothering the Far Outs and the wider Border Zone of Downworld Space for the last couple of months. When Lieutenant Magnus Bane is raided by Captain Alec Lightwood, neither quite gets what they were expecting.

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    23 Mar 2018

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    Stanford also had the advantages of an excellent co-curricular program, a reasonable student-bathroom ratio, and they’d offered her a partial scholarship, which meant that her mom didn’t feel obligated to sell a few organs in order for Elena to attend.

     

    (“You know I would, though, right?” her mom had said. Schneider had added, “I mean, I wouldn’t sell my kidney, but I’m sure my appendix could attract a few on the black market. There’s enough people out there without one who might be desperate.”)

     

    Elena's first semester of college comes with more than a few lessons.

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    04 Feb 2018