Another small snippet

For April #10 = Been There, Done That
“Well you certainly look better,” Schober said.

“Much more than just look better,” Liggett assured him. “I had sausage and eggs with biscuits for breakfast a couple hours ago and feel marvelous.”

Schober closed his eyes and cupped his hand over his clutched mouth trying not to think of the smell of greasy sausage, which was like trying not to think of yellow on command. That of course was all that filled his mind.

“I’m sorry,” Liggett said, the memory of how he’d felt the same two days ago as difficult to remember as a toothache. “Anyway it is remarkable after just two days of treatment. Ed Kearney who looked like he was at death’s door is sitting up and taking some soup and declaring he might want to live, conditionally. Dr. Manson joked that if my ears don’t fall off by the end of a week he’ll authorize it for everybody.”

“A week be damned,” Schober said. “I bet he’s taking it already. I’m going down to his sterile little clinic and if he doesn’t treat me on the spot I’ll have them dump him a two hour march in the desert with an hour and three quarters of air.”

14 Responses to Another small snippet

  1. Michael Horgan June 3, 2018 at 8:38 pm #

    Thanks Mackey. Great snippet, short though. Leaves me wanting more. OTOH, I’m up to book 5 in the latest reread. 😉

    • Mac June 3, 2018 at 8:57 pm #

      It’s just so hard to show much and avoid committing major spoilers.

  2. Joyce June 4, 2018 at 8:47 am #

    Thanks for the snippet! Looking forward to release day—-around midsummer, did you say?

  3. Harry June 4, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    Waiting with bated breath for April#10. Just tore through vol 1-9 again for the 3rd time, and it was just as much fun as the first time around.

    • Mac June 4, 2018 at 1:14 pm #

      Have you read the Family Law series? Same ‘universe’.

      • Harry June 5, 2018 at 2:05 pm #

        Twice (so far), and looking forward to when FL and April series merge. Also looking forward to when April. Jeff, Heather and the gang encounter their first aliens as they test Jeff’s new superluminal drive.

      • Jerry June 12, 2018 at 9:30 pm #

        The little fleet returned with two gravity plates. The Caterpillars use theirs under thrust so presumably it uses a different mechanism that doesn’t create drag. Shouldn’t that be important?

        Even though their claims have not been processed shouldn’t there be a lot going on with the technology they brought back? Is it all sitting in storage somewhere? This seems like the kind of business they would just contract with the university or an engineering firm to develop. Not something that would take a lot of their time.

  4. Cheryl June 4, 2018 at 1:36 pm #

    Ooh, interesting can’t wait

  5. Jack Hudler June 4, 2018 at 7:09 pm #

    when? 🙂

    • Mac June 8, 2018 at 1:36 pm #

      At 103k – Not soon. Need a month top finish up and then to readers for corrections. I don’t have a cover yet but it is promised.

  6. Bree June 5, 2018 at 2:32 am #

    Ah, want to read. Want to read. Waiting is so hard

  7. Kevin June 8, 2018 at 7:11 pm #

    Thanks for the update, can’t wait

  8. Insel June 10, 2018 at 4:03 am #

    Am enjoying the April series.. Sensing you’re not a fan of the pc world.. New Zealand is currently embracing the worksafe mandate which I feel puts western industry at a disadvantage with Asian and notably, Chinese, industry!

    • Mac June 10, 2018 at 11:24 am #

      Not just IN the workplace. Their environmental rules allow all sorts of pollution. There has to be a balance between profits and mining the peasants and world as expendable.

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