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A Piratical Sabbatical

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From Nature, free online fiction. Free ebook (pdf) download.

It's just too good to be true.

You're good, you know that? Well yes, I do realize that's what you're paid to be.
ebook, 4 pages
Published July 11th 2007 by http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/
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Dione Basseri
Oct 12, 2015 Dione Basseri rated it really liked it
I love this little piece. The trope of it--joining a vacation trip that turns out to be real--is somewhat common, but the combination of piracy and space exploration, as well as the interview style (something I adore writing in) makes it memorable. I'm also rather glad that the narrator, despite being from a rich family, is more bored than over-indulgent. He's somewhat likeable, which makes the ending both funny and a little sad.

A great coffee-break read, or, if you like audiobooks, there's a fr
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Ian Whates lives in a comfortable home down a quiet cul-de-sac in an idyllic Cambridgeshire village, which he shares with his partner Helen and their pets – Honey the golden cocker spaniel, Calvin the tailless black cat and Inky the goldfish (sadly, Binky died a few years ago).

Ian’s earliest memories of science fiction are fragmented. He remembers loving Dr Who from an early age and other TV shows
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