By Michael Armstrong
Agviq is the totem of the "Real People," the Inupiaq, who persevered the Arctic territories for 7,000 years—until the trendy international destroyed the traditional methods. yet then the fashionable global itself was once destroyed.
Among others, a white archeologist named Claudia has survived. the folk desire her to coach what has been taken; she wishes them—to reside. And jointly, they need to face the ice and confront the ancestors' maximum challenge…
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He quickly put the Emphytal capsules back in their bottle. ” He waited. ” Here he was, pleading with the Rushmore Effect of his medicine cabinet—macabre. ” he asked it, hopefully. A click. The cabinet had shut itself off. Pete sighed in relief. The doorbell sounded. What now? he wondered, walking through the faintly musty-smelling apartment, his mind still on what he could take as a soporific—without activating the alarm-circuit of the Rushmore Effect. He opened the door. There stood his blonde-haired previous wife, Freya.
He said to Sid. “That last play, it’s still in my mind, every detail. Joe rolled a five with the dice and drew a card from the fifth deck. He looked at it a long time, much too long. I knew then that he was going to bluff. Finally he moved his piece eight squares ahead; that put him on a top-win square; you know, that one about inheriting one hundred and fifty thousand dollars from a dead uncle. That piece of his sat on that square and I looked at it—” He had, perhaps, a little Psionic talent of his own, because it had seemed to him that actually he could read Joe Schilling’s mind.
Agviq: The Whale by Michael Armstrong