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Tock Tock touches the glass face of the old-fashioned alarm clock, which is the timing mechanism on Doctor Ontological’s abstraction bomb. The Doc may be a genocidal mad scientist, but he certainly has a classical style. Its examination complete, Tock … Continue reading
My squad hits the dirt behind the fanned trunk of a giant kapok tree when a Mamba .511 starts bark-bark-barking from somewhere in the jungle. The kapok’s splayed base eats up the rounds better than armour, but the wood’s not … Continue reading
When the storm turned back toward the coast, Nick Hallam fled inland, and the storm followed. He raced ahead of it, up into the ranges, his station wagon packed to the brim with emergency supplies, a change of clothes and, … Continue reading
“Wild Dog Squadron, stand by to deploy!” Boots, slippers and bare feet slapped across the Serengeti’s flight deck as crews emptied from their elemental dojos, meditation cells and communal baths into the waiting combat modules. “Is this a drill?” Pilots, … Continue reading
Mademoiselle de la Faim closes the heavy iron door behind the final stragglers and begins her well-rehearsed tour speech. “Ladies and gentlemen, I am glad to welcome you to the Gallery of Extraordinary Oddities. No doubt your feet feel tired … Continue reading