Docking is Difficult (Elite: Dangerous)

By Gideon Defoe

Set on the earth of bestselling desktop video game ELITE, and introduced to tie in with the newest model, ELITE: harmful - a online game nearly twenty years within the making. considered one of 3 very special - yet subtly associated - novels written via significant authors who're lovers of the sport, this novel can be a must-buy not just the 25,000+ those who funded the recent video game on kickstarter, but additionally for all of these enthusiasts of the unique game.

On what can be the worst planet within the universe, a tender guy desires of the celebs. experience! Lasers! ladies! And the last word target - to turn into Elite!

Unfortunately, Misha has to do his chores first. And how one can consult Phoebe, the attractive customs officer. And go away the planet.

But the loss of life of a well-known writer unexpectedly drags Misha and Phoebe right into a system-wide conspiracy, whole with smuggling, overseas artwork thieves, multi-system enterprises, canapés and exploding pigs. this can be Misha's probability to end up he has what it takes!

After all, without doubt someone might be Elite in the event that they dream...

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Isn’t that impressive? It’s why it’s so unique. ’ Phoebe appeared in the course of the throng to the place Misha was once nonetheless loitering, learning a complimentary vol-au-vent. She waved. He waved again. Phoebe pulled an apologetic face, rolled her eyes theatrically, mouthed the phrases ‘work stuff’ and held up a hand to point 5 mins. Misha gave her a thumbs-up and mouthed ‘no problem’. Then he did a bit mime. at the least, Phoebe proposal it used to be a mime, it may were an epileptic healthy or anything. She had no clue what it used to be presupposed to express, yet she grinned at him besides. ‘It’s nice down this finish of the station,’ stated Alicia. ‘So even more city. the best way you’ve bought muddle within the corridors. Our neighbourhood is so fresh and anodyne. any such sensible choice of venue for an paintings convey, it’s received genuine side. ’ ‘Yes, we don’t see you men around right here quite often. ’ ‘Today’s a special day! ’ The murder detectives chest-bumped and gave themselves one other around of high-fives. ‘What are you celebrating? ’ Phoebe requested. ‘We’ve closed the Cliff Ganymede case! Our division’s hundred percentage clean-up checklist is going on status! ’ Alicia whooped and the murder jocks made a kind of boo-yah noise. ‘Hey, that’s great, congratulations,’ Phoebe acknowledged, no longer even attempting to sound like she intended it. ‘So … who did it? ’ ‘Did what? ’ ‘The homicide. ’ ‘Nobody! ’ shrieked Alicia. ‘It seems it used to be a suicide all alongside! ’ ‘A suicide? ’ Phoebe stared at her, blankly. ‘But he was once crushed to loss of life with a replica of his personal booklet. ’ ‘Yes, that’s correct. We’re engaged on the speculation that he beat himself to loss of life. ’ ‘What concerning the nameless hit that have been put on him? The bounty provided on one of many pirate message forums? ’ ‘Yes, good, we couldn’t get any leads on that,’ stated Alicia, with an ethereal shrug, ‘So we figured it was once most likely a success put by means of Ganymede himself, to make it appear like a homicide. ’ Phoebe goggled at her. ‘But … why? Why might he do this? ’ ‘Because he used to be mentally unbalanced, evidently. You’ve acquired to recollect that the man should have been suicidal to kill himself, in order that makes you do unusual, unexplainable issues. And he was once a author. Writers are tousled. ’ ‘Don’t take this the other way, Alicia. It simply … it doesn’t relatively sound believable. ’ Alicia sniffed. ‘Gee, Phoebe, it’s nice to have your enter. And I’m yes there are various issues that you simply understand – approximately customs and excise. If I had a customs and excise query I’d certainly come to you. yet this can be, or particularly isn’t, a murder, and we’re murder detectives, so I type of imagine we all know what we’re doing. in addition to, I heard you may have your individual super-exciting, poorly-filled-out-cargo-manifest case to accommodate. yet besides, let’s now not discuss that. Ganymede’s now not the single colossal information. are you able to hold a mystery? ’ Phoebe nodded, and felt her abdominal knot. ‘I shouldn’t be telling you – it’s embargoed until eventually subsequent week – yet I’m at the shortlist. For the “thirty police below thirty to monitor out for” factor. ’ ‘Oh. Fuck. I suggest, wow. That’s relatively first-class, Alicia. ’ Alicia flicked her flicky hair again.

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