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Racing Dragons

by Todd A. Burnett



Copyright 2013 (Smashwords Edition) by Todd A. Burnett. All rights reserved.

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(ISBN: 1-4241-2349-6)



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Chapter One



~Touchdown in approximately forty-five seconds~”

In the black of space, stars glint in through the dusty windows. The view below, through the panel in the floor, is of Eltanin Gamma.

A small cargo vessel descends several dozen miles above this planet in, what is from Earth, the Draco constellation. The Association hasn’t landed a craft here for decades. For a moment, as the little ship passes through a few thick clouds in the atmosphere, the scene is obscured. Only moments before, the blue-green haze of the planet looked the size of a ball, a child’s toy. Leaving the clouds behind, Gamma’s green horizon stretches off in all directions; Eltanin shining brightly in the east.

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