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Super-Stars of Space: Radea and Vaalor: Mind Over Machine, Chapter 3: Back to Basic

by Goose Gansler Return to chapter list After his third space warp, Vaalor was floating above the world of Roxar. He tried mentally reaching out to Radea, but he couldn’t get a response. The interference was mentally deafening. He hadn’t had much experience with artificial mental shields, but the interference didn’t seem to be a . . .

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Super-Stars of Space: Radea and Vaalor: Mind Over Machine, Chapter 2: Mechanical Menace

by Goose Gansler Return to chapter list The Meteor’s voyage from Eedoc to Roxar passed without incident. Radea spent a significant amount of time rummaging through the information that the Guardians of the Clockwork Universe had mentally impressed upon her regarding Roxar. There now was a great deal of information in her mind about the . . .

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Super-Stars of Space: Radea and Vaalor: Mind Over Machine, Chapter 1: Like Clockwork

by Goose Gansler Return to chapter list Thousands of kilometers passed by an in instant as a sleek, bullet-shaped craft rocketed through interstellar space. The silver-skinned spaceship was well-known in this sector of the galaxy. The Meteor was an impressive spacefaring vehicle, but its builder and designer was even more impressive. It wasn’t her fame . . .

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Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew: The Sinister Selfies

by T Campbell
Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew
Doctor Hoot has been the Zoo Crew’s main bad guy for a while now, but all of his failed schemes have been too short-sighted. What if there was a way to exploit the modern obsession with smartphones, social media, and selfies? As Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew find themselves blindsided by another attack from a team of super-villains, could they be missing Hoot’s true goal? How can even the greatest heroes of Earth-C overcome a foe who has found a way to make mind-control go viral? Guest starring a villain from the world of Monsters, Inc.! And introducing Whirlybird — is she villain or hero?

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Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew: The Sinister Selfies, Chapter 15: Flawless

by T Campbell Return to chapter list “It beggars the imagination,” murmured Rex Imperium, the next day. “The world saved, not by a hero, not by a ruler, but by one of the pettiest and least successful ‘villains’ in Hoot’s venal entourage.” Rex had retreated to his lair in T’Bet, where the monks who served . . .

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Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew: The Sinister Selfies, Chapter 14: Celebrity of the Age

by T Campbell Return to chapter list “We’re licked,” said Abra, or, more accurately, Abra’s spirit. Her spirit was on the astral plane, while her body went limp in Rubberduck’s grip. There was no point to further fighting; she didn’t know where Doctor Hoot was in the building, and already she almost wanted to surrender . . .

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Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew: The Sinister Selfies, Chapter 13: Hoot Reigns Supreme

by T Campbell Return to chapter list “–celebrity of the moment!” came Rova Barkitt’s voice from Rex Imperium’s armor. Alley-Kat-Abra sat with him and listened, while Pig-Iron noshed on the broken glass at the side of the building, and the others trained to work in concert. Teamwork didn’t come so naturally to them. Rodney Rabbit . . .

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Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew: The Sinister Selfies, Chapter 12: Whirlybird Revealed

by T Campbell Return to chapter list “Today, the enemy of your enemy is your friend,” pronounced Rex Imperium. “And we have a common enemy… friends.” “Hoot,” summarized Captain Carrot, sizing these potential “friends” up. “In the White House. He’s been getting an image out on TV and major websites, and seeing it makes everyone . . .

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Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew: The Sinister Selfies, Chapter 11: Don’t Look

by T Campbell Return to chapter list President Barack O’Llama drummed his hoof on the desk. “And you’re sure the effect is universal? Just about anyone who sees this image becomes… shall we say… enlightened to the notion that Doctor Hoot knows what’s best for the United Species and the world?” “Indeed, sir,” said the . . .

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Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew: The Sinister Selfies, Chapter 10: Change We Can Believe In

by T Campbell Return to chapter list “Fighting me, that’s gonna be a problem for you,” said Chester Cheese, shutting his eyes tight; they were useless against this opponent, anyway. “Alley-Kat-Abra’s been teaching me night-fighting moves. If you don’t know what those are, I’ll explain, using visual aids and tactile stimulation.” “Nice bluff,” came Randall . . .

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Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew: The Sinister Selfies, Chapter 9: Whoogle Doodle

by T Campbell Return to chapter list “Talk to me, folks. Sergey Bruin is really against the idea of this. He won’t even look at the concepts for it. I want to know if I’m being crazy.” Hairy Sage, the marmoset co-founder of Whoogle and now its CEO, was standing in front of a short . . .

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Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew: The Sinister Selfies, Chapter 8: Pep Talk

by T Campbell Return to chapter list Please don’t take this the wrong way, Earth-C, thought Captain Carrot as the Starhopper‘s engines went silent, and it settled into geosynchronous orbit. You’re great, really. I just need a little space. Times like this, it was good for his overall mental health that he could make himself . . .

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Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew: The Sinister Selfies, Chapter 7: Tar Baby

by T Campbell Return to chapter list The Starhopper tore out of the Z-Building like a runaway rocket. Which it was. So that made sense. The force-field had dropped about ten seconds earlier, to everyone’s surprise — everyone’s, that was, but Rex Imperium’s. The Irish setter knew a thing or two about asymmetrical warfare, and . . .

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Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew: The Sinister Selfies, Chapter 6: Round Two

by T Campbell Return to chapter list Captain Carrot blinked his sore eyes. Everything in his body hurt. But others had it worse, and a hero was basically just someone who thought of others a little bit more than others thought of others. The team had looked better. Alley-Kat-Abra had re-materialized all seven of them . . .

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Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew: The Sinister Selfies, Chapter 5: The Snare

by T Campbell Return to chapter list In the back row of the Pant-Pantages Theater, Emoticat’s T-shirt also stretched into a smile. A wave of confident euphoria swept across the room, giving the super-villains the confidence they needed to attack the legendary Zoo Crew, and encouraging the Crew members to think they had a chance. . . .

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