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By Jenn Reese

A suspenseful sci-fi escapade plucks little ones out of the sea for an exciting experience. Thirteen-year-old Aluna has lived her complete existence lower than the sea with the Coral Kampii within the urban of transferring Tides. yet after centuries spent hidden from the Above global, her colony's survival is in danger. The Kampii's respiring necklaces are failing, however the elders are unwilling to enterprise above water to hunt solutions. purely headstrong Aluna and her good friend Hoku are obdurate and impressive adequate to stand the terrors of land to go looking for method to retailer their humans. yet can Aluna's fierce choice and scuffling with abilities and Hoku's tech-savvy preserve them secure? Set in a global the place overcrowding has led people to conform - turning out to be tails to stay lower than the sea or wings to continue to exist mountains - here's a experience via a destiny the place greed and cruelty have long gone unchecked, however the loyalty of acquaintances continues to be real.

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When a guard manually unlocks a door, the key is quickly replaced in an aluminum shield for safekeeping and so that inmates are not able to visually memorize its configuration to later recreate it. There have to date been no successful escape attempts. Prisoners are not allowed any telecommunications devices, but are permitted a single, monitored, 15-minute telephone call each month. They are locked in their cells for 23 hours a day in the first year of their sentence and do not eat or socialize together—food is hand-delivered to cells by the guards.

A sunken, swimming pool-like exercise yard can be used by one prisoner at a time for short spells. Where appropriate after the first year, attempts are made toward greater socialization, including a shared dining room. Inmates who respond well to the prison’s program may be allowed out of their cells for as much as 16 hours a day during their final year at the institution. Each cell has a small black-and-white television broadcasting “improving” programs. Within the prison is an area known as Range 13, which has even more stringent security measures in place.

A bespoke vessel, the Hughes Glomar Explorer, was built especially for the job. The cover story was that the ship was to be used for mining manganese nodules from the seabed. The salvage operation, carried out during July and August 1974, had mixed results. Some of the vessel was recovered, but a large section fell back to the seabed when technical equipment failed. The exact location of the wreck and details of the operation remain top secret, but it has been speculated that the US left the scene with recovered nuclear warheads, code books and operations manuals.

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