The Whale's Song 2.0

 

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Part 3: Ante-mortem

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Chapters 1 - 15. Title unavailable

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Chapter 16. And then the story began

Some time in the 42nd century, Oscar Wilder* slept in his bed in his cabin in the Whale’s Song 2.0, the reconstructed but still decommissioned space cruise liner he now called home. He dreamed of power mad robotic buckets, annoying cyborgs, and desperate chief engineers. But most of all he dreamed of a black hole that expanded in space and swallowed everything around it with a dreadful hunger. He tossed in his bed as the outer rim of the black hole reached for him in his dreams and pulled him towards its centre of nothingness. As the other inhabitants of the Whale’s Song 2.0 slept peacefully in their beds, Oscar woke. Something wasn’t right.

 

 

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*The ex-teacher not the author

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Chapter 17. Flashback: “But I don’t wanna, ma!

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Chapter 18. Quiet night in space

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Chapter 19. Deep Space Wandering: An Exciting Track Through Space’s Most Notable Tourist Destinations: The Places To Visit And Revisit

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Chapter 20.  Oscar Wilder and the search for the ruby filled crystal

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Chapter 21. Of engines and double entendres

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Chapter 22. Flashback: “I know you don’t wanna, but it’ll be good for you.”

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Chapter 23. Faux wood panelling and discretion

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Chapter 24. Dead, Jim! Dead!

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Chapter 25. Inspiration is hard to find

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Chapter 26. The body in the lounge room with the mysterious circumstances

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Chapter 27. Rough mourning

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Chapter 28. Cleaner bots cleaning those things

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Chapter 29. In a world of deep space you are not alone

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Chapter 30. Good luck has a catch

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Chapter 31. Of badminton and blues

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Chapter 32. Beyond the walls

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Chapter 33. Lost in the Inner Chapel of Lots of Space

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Chapter 34. Help. A cry for help

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Chapter 35. If it's not one thing it's another, for better or worse

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Chapter 36. Flashback: The "Event that stopped a heart"

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Chapter 37. A cold way to go

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Chapter 38. Mystery meatloaf

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Chapter 39. A small blip in space

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Chapter 40. Oh, the preponderance

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Chapter 41. All the way to the top

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Chapter 42. “Unreasonable demands of me.”

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Chapter 43. Shore leave

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Chapter 44. Flashback: And make that two small changes

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Chapter 45. The merry go round

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Chapter 46. Oh the fun that they will have

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Chapter 47. The Great Red Spot

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Chapter 48. The Great Black Spot

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Chapter 49. The Plume of Remains

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Chapter 50. Under attack? How rood

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Chapter 51. “Please insert name here”

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Chapter 52. Bad news rising

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Chapter 53. Fly now, scream later

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Chapter 54. Still under attack

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Chapter 55. Flashback: Permission to come aboard, ma’am?

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Chapter 56. Out of the depth they crawled to life

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Chapter 57. Not today, Satan

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Part 4: Post-mortem

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Chapter 58. Jupiter Landing

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Chapter 59. Exalted Prince is an over reaction

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Chapter 60. Chapter 1. The Immediate Sights to See of the Planet Jupiter

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Chapter 61. Flashback: The pick of the punch

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Chapter 62. Another planet, some other time

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Chapter 63. Pandemonium uprising

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Chapter 64. Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’

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Chapter 65. Detlaxe the Third

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Chapter 66. Observe this

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Chapter 67. All in a matter of time

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Chapter 68. More exposition

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Chapter 69. Now, that was just cruel

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Chapter 70. Left for desk

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Chapter 71. Future benefits for the poverty endowed

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Chapter 72. Oh dear

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Chapter 73. Yin and Yang

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Chapter 74. Who. Are. You?

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Chapter 75. Nothing wrong with a bit of change

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Chapter 76. Do you hear the people sing?

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Chapter 77. In the rhythm in the head

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Chapter 78. Bad, bad juju

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Chapter 79. Handful of bones

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Chapter 80. A choice encounter

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Chapter 81. You couldn’t handle the truth

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Chapter 82. Introducing to you for the first time eve

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Chapter 83. You push, and I’ll pull

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Chapter 84. Pompous princes pass as pathetic patriarchs

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Chapter 85. A plan of attack

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Chapter 86. Chapter 1. The Immediate Sights to See of the Planet Jupiter. (cont)

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Chapter 87. Well, that’s new

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Chapter 88. Who controls the controllers?

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Chapter 89. Mechanical eyes

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Chapter 90. Magician v receptionist round 1

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Chapter 91. Anti-climactic

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Chapter 92. Dun, dun, duh

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Chapter 93. Tick that off your bucket list

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Chapter 94. Enormous relief

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Chapter 95. Not what you’re looking for

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Chapter 96. Might be what you’re looking for

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Chapter 97. Like a snookered Mexican in a catch-22

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Chapter 98. Ain’t nobody here but us chickens

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Chapter 99. Fight, fight, figh - Oh…

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Chapter 100. Parkour!

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Chapter 101. Hackerz

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Chapter 102. Ain’t no body like an anti-body

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Chapter 103. Run, Forrest, run

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Chapter 104. Secondary plans

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Chapter 105. A culling plan

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Part 5: The Whale's Song Reborn

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Chapter 106. A subjective decision

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Chapter 107. Oh, more threats

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Chapter 108.       . . - .   ..   . - .   . . .   -       - . - .   - - -   - .   -   . -   - . - .   -*

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Chapter 109. She’s alive!

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Chapter 110. Mmmhmm

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Chapter 111. Oh, for bleeeep’s sake

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Chapter 112. Communication is key

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Chapter 113. Hours to midnight

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Chapter 114. All you need is a little diversion

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Chapter 115. The chains that bind us

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Chapter 116. Freedom!

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Chapter 117. Communication issues

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Chapter 118. Ominous action

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Chapter 119. Bye-bye now

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Chapter 120. Where’d they go?

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Chapter 121. Fair trade issues

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Chapter 122. I’m coming home tonight

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Chapter 123. A climactic ending

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Chapter 124. Eternity is a long, long time

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Chapter 125. Retroactive

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Chapter 126. Well, hello

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Chapter 127. The secret room

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Chapter 128. Doctor, Doctor, guess what?

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Chapter 129. Nothing else matters except this

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Chapter 130. Homeward bound

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Chapter 131. How absurd. What a twist

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Chapter 132. And then the story ended.

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