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Point of Ignition

Jonathan Cresswell

ISBN 1453847707

EAN-13 9781453847701


Published by Stellar Phoenix Books at Smashwords

Copyright 2010 Jonathan Cresswell-Jones.


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To Scott Washburn, fellow imagineer, time traveler, and friend; Andy Grosland, who built Bel from electrons; and the Clan Aegys: Jenny, Donna, Barb, and Jondun.



Chapter 1


Jamal Battutah laid his cheek against the viewport’s cold surface and looked down at the abandoned world below.

KSV Belvedere’s Control compartment hummed in familiar comfort around him, monitoring the powered-down Konstantine trading vessel — keeping the air in and the radiation out, as the Konstantines said. Like the ship, Samarkand Colony had fought to keep humans alive in a hostile environment, and was slowly losing.

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