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The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 88 Table of Contents Chapter 90 Chapter 89 The Beating, June 24, 2060 I hadn’t spoken to Jon for 7 weeks. Quite frankly, I wasn’t looking forward to it. I didn’t know what his long term reaction would be to my asking about Mai Ling, but I suspected…

The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 87 Table of Contents Chapter 89 Chapter 88 Going North, June 15, 2060 I was worried about going North and leaving Edie alone while she was pregnant. She had another opinion. “Don’t be silly. I’m a big girl, Luc.” She took my hand and held it to her…

The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 86 Table of Contents Chapter 88 Chapter 87 The Chinese Girlfriend, April 15, 2060 At the end of an Ecology 110 lecture the other day, Carman unobtrusively entered the back of the room and sat down. I was going through the history of DNA reading devices from Sanger…

The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 85 Table of Contents Chapter 87 Chapter 86 And Baby Makes Four, March 18, 2060 At the next UNGETF meeting, Rhamaposa reported that Group 12 was sponsoring an Arctic sunbug project. He didn’t have a lot of details, just that Group 12 had contracted with Graves and Lorenz…

The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 84 Table of Contents Chapter 86 Chapter 85 Tephra, February 3, 2060 I got a late night call from Rhamaposa that shocked me awake. “I just wanted to check how you were coming with that Cambridge Bay inquiry,” he said. With a sinking feeling, I realized that between…

The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 83 Table of Contents Chapter 85 Chapter 84 The Sorceror’s Apprentice, January 27, 2060 A couple of days after the December UNGETF meeting, I got a call from Drew Matheson in Yellowknife. He was a field worker slash forester reporting to Group10. Behind him as we talked I…

The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 82 Table of Contents Chapter 84 Chapter 83 The World Park, December 3, 2059 The next UNGETF meeting opened like an autopsy. Peter started with a catalogue of the destruction wrought at the L1 point. “The command centre has been destroyed, as have several dozen of the 1…

The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 81 Table of Contents Chapter 83 Chapter 82 Rescued, November 20, 2059 The next day, Jon was formally charged by the IEC. they called it ecological crimes against humanity. Suddenly everyone had something to say. The media showed up. There were vloggers and agency stringers waiting for me…

The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 80 Table of Contents Chapter 82 Chapter 81 Visitation Rights, November 19, 2059 I watched the days tick by, waiting for Wednesday. How would Jon receive me? What would his state of mind be? I was on tenterhooks when I placed the call. I should have known better.…

The Bottleneck Years by H.E. Taylor Chapter 79 Table of Contents Chapter 81 Chapter 80 Makeba, November 14, 2055 Aretha, I would like to call your attention to an SRM device of which I have recently been apprised. The rough theory is in the UNGETF database, keyword Sunbugs. An implementation is to be found in…