The Bridge Across Our Oceans

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

The self-proclaimed nation of Marinabridge is an improbable haven: an upcycled arcology, built in international waters upon a colossal trans-oceanic bridge. It represents a last chance for nature and humanity in an increasingly ravaged and isolationist world. Here, Davis Young works as a reutilisation engineer, embodying the principles of recycling in his indispensible role in the Bridger society. His life is however irrevocably changed when a salvage trader leaves a young shipwreck survivor in his care. The improbable bond between recycler and refugee grows as he introduces her to his community and helps her integrate into this strange new world and lifestyle. But as their pasts collide, and their respective motivations fall into doubt, their precarious place among the Bridgers could be risking the futures of more than just themselves.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

The maintenance elevator lifted Davis to the top of his world, a thousand metres above The Ocean - it was the upper limit of The Bridge w... Read Chapter

Chapter 2

After briskly about-facing and making his way out, Davis then latched on to the railing of the walkway outside the ship’s q... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

A noise of droning hydraulic machinery accompanied the steady descent of a crane's main block, guided deftly into position by... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

The office worker was a textbook government bureaucrat. He wore a shirt and trouser combo in neutral tones of a similar inoffensive ... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Davis hung up his overalls on a clothes hanger, gave them a quick sniff, shrugged, and slid them into his locker alongside an identi... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

The examination sounded pretty routine, but Davis still sat nervously in the doctor's room, watching the clock and occasionally rubb... Read Chapter

Chapter 7

Their journey brought them to the Isaac Arcology at 18 Arthur Street, at the southern periphery of the narrow city. Standing before ... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Flora's dreams offered no respite. A cold sweat clung to her tiny body. Blankets entangled her, ensnaring her in an unyielding memory. Sh... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Much to Flora's relief, the Sea Temple was not a submerged structure lurking below the eerie waves. Quite the opposite, the temple was pe... Read Chapter

Chapter 10

The journey home was typical for Davis - walking from the locker room, through the industrial core walkways to the nearest Pillar, t... Read Chapter

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