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Chapter 351 of Book 3 is in the queue

October 2, 2015
Posted at 4:20 pm

This week with Arlene and Jeff:

..."Commander, considering our present circumstances, I am better equipped to navigate our way out of the crevasse," the AI insisted.

Selina mumbled something, but after a moment, let out a strained, "Affirmative, AI."

"Assuming control," it instantly responded, and even as it spoke, the two women felt the acceleration as the little ship increased speed.

The jumbled mass of rocks and dramatically uneven walls blurred past. Both women sat tense as they saw the narrowing ahead, but the AI did not slow the ship, blasting through the opening with only scant feet on either side.

"Shit," Diana hissed with an intake of breath, then added, "Show-off," but by the time she had said it, they were already well clear of the narrowing and moving still faster toward the surface of the planetoid.

"Slow as you near the surface," Selina ordered, then a few moments later, "I will assume control again." Barely moving, although both wanted to shift to the inertialess drive and leave at high speed, the tiny ship nosed its way barely clear of the crevasse. After coming to a stop relative to the planetoid, they waited while their instruments and the AI assimilated data...

Have a goodun;