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Re: The Plainsrunner

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:24 pm
by arjaybe
The Plainsrunner - Chapters 40 & 41

They give their vessel a name and set out for L1, and the mysterious object there. They lose contact with Mission Control, and Tallgrass fears for Seagrass's safety again.

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Re: The Plainsrunner

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:41 am
by arjaybe
The Plainsrunner - Chapters 42 & 43

Tallgrass reflects on everything that has happened. Blunt plays a joke on Tallgrass. They prepare to reverse Emissary and begin decelerating. Blunt apologizes to Tallgrass.

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Re: The Plainsrunner

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:23 am
by arjaybe
The Plainsrunner - Chapter 44

They pass the halfway point to L1 and begin decelerating. Tallgrass talks to his mom and gets news from home. They get a better view of the thing at L1, and it's huge. Given what they see, they have to decide whether to continue the mission or turn around and go home.

rjb

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Re: The Plainsrunner

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:14 pm
by arjaybe
The Plainsrunner - Chapter 45

They arrive at the thing at L1 and begin a close examination of it. They get a surprise when they probe it with radar. They circumnavigate it and find something even more surprising. Blunt is afraid and wants to go home. They learn about the progress of the Sunwardian mission. After the circumnavigation they get a shock.

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Re: The Plainsrunner

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:38 pm
by arjaybe
The Plainsrunner - Chapters 46 & 47

Supervisor Steel has Specialist Blunt follow the arrows. They come to what might be a door with a doorbell. Tallgrass puts on his pressure suit and goes out to ring it. To his surprise, there's an answer.

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Re: The Plainsrunner

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:01 pm
by arjaybe
The Plainsrunner - Chapters 48 & 49

They meet an alien who warns them not to use their weapons. They begin to learn the truth. One of the crew is injured. They are taken deep into the giant space vessel to meet the ones behind it all.

rjb

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Re: The Plainsrunner

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:37 pm
by arjaybe
The Plainsrunner - Chapter 50

We're down to the last few weeks of this experiment. It's soon time to say good-bye to Sage and Tallgrass.

Their meeting is cut short by the arrival of the Sunwardians. Supervisor Steel tries to convince them to be careful with their weapons. They are not easily convinced. The Sunwardian vessel might be lost forever.

rjb

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Re: The Plainsrunner

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:24 pm
by arjaybe
The Plainsrunner - Chapter 51

They call Mission Control and bring them up to date. Hooves of the Prophet is brought aboard the Prime and the Sunwardians get out to investigate. Supervisor Steel meets his counterpart from the other crew. The Sunwardians meet Archie.

rjb

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Re: The Plainsrunner

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:55 pm
by arjaybe
The Plainsrunner - Chapters 52 & 53

This is the second last week of this serialization. Once it's done and The Plainsrunner is published, I will be asking my readers to consider writing a review for posting online. One line or two pages, whatever suits you. There will be review copies of the complete novel available for participants.

This week the Sunwardians keep their weapons, but they don't know what to make of Archie. The aliens reveal the truth about the Prime, but the Sunwardians have trouble accepting it. They want to punish the ones who created the big ship.

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Re: The Plainsrunner

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:57 pm
by arjaybe
The Plainsrunner - Chapter 54

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Dear readers:

Request for Reviews

This is the last week of this serialization. I've enjoyed this experiment and was encouraged to see people coming back week after week to pick up their installments. It was a lot of extra work, but it has had its rewards as well. The Plainsrunner will soon be published and available online, so now is the time to ask my readers to consider posting a review when it appears. It can be a one liner or two pages of details, whatever suits you. There will be review copies of the complete novel available for participants, so you can write your review now or wait until you've read the finished novel. If you want a review copy please drop a comment here or at greencomet.org, or email me at arjaybe@greencomet.org.

Thank you for participating,

Jim


This week in the story: The Sunwardians go home in their repaired vessel, and the Grasswindians enjoy a cup of ersatz coffee with Archie. Tallgrass and his crewmates prepare to return to Grasswind. They hope they will meet again and all work together, but for now they just want to get home.

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