by Tom Leonard
FIRST EIGHT CHAPTERS
Chapter 9: LIFE AT OXBRIDGE AND UCL
It is now October 2713. Having passed their Highers with four distinctions each, Pippa and Slim are studying for their undergraduate degrees at Oxbridge University, and University College London at Los Alamos, respectively. Oxbridge University was founded on the Isle of Livermore in AD 1603, initially for sons of the Icarian nobility. UCL at Los Alamos was founded, on the Isle of Los Alamos, in AD 2453, when the original UCL in London, England decided to become Interstellar and to expand itself throughout the two Universes. UCL had previously gone worldwide in AD 2018, much to the irritation of many similarly prestigious European universities.But there's the profit motive for you!
Following his grievous injuries at the hands of the Scarlet Order during August 2712, Dreyfus Dreadnought was airlifted, in three pieces, from the Isle of Lismore to Tavistock Cottage Hospital on the Isle of Fantasia. There his two arms were successfully re-attached to his body, and a metallic 'sight-enhancement' device inserted into his left eye-socket. After several months of convalescence,
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