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X-Wing at Wycombe Warband, May 2015 22 May 2015

More X-Wing at Wycombe Warband, first time I'd made it for a while. With images; cc-by-sa on everything.

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Kamisama Hajimemashita 2 21 May 2015

2015 modern fantasy, 12 episodes: AniDB. Sequel to 2012's Kamisama Hajimemashita; vt "Kamisama Kiss" or "Beginning of Life as a God". Ordinary schoolgirl Nanami has become a shrine deity, and is still trying to learn how to do her job.

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Natural Causes, James Oswald 20 May 2015

2012 mystery, first in Oswald's Inspector MacLean series. A prominent city elder in Edinburgh is killed, but less than a day later his killer commits a public and messy suicide. Case closed, and the police are happy. But MacLean won't let it lie, especially when the same thing happens again.

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12 Monkeys season 1 19 May 2015 - 3 comments

2015 SF, 13 episodes. In the future, humanity has been nearly wiped out by a plague. James Cole is sent back in time to 2015, just before it started, to try to prevent it.

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Thunder on the Right, Mary Stewart 18 May 2015

1957; mystery/thriller or romantic suspense. Jennifer Silver goes to the Pyrenées to visit her widowed cousin, who's staying in a convent and thinking about taking orders. But when she arrives, she finds her cousin has suddenly died and been buried. Or has she?

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What We Do in the Shadows 17 May 2015

2014 comedy, dir. and starring Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi: IMDb / allmovie

Four vampires share a flat in modern New Zealand. Comedy happens.

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The Family Vault, Charlotte MacLeod 16 May 2015

1980, classic American detective fiction; first of MacLeod's novels of Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn. In Boston, an old family vault is opened for the first time in thirty years… to reveal the corpse of a well-known burlesque dancer.

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Thoughts on the 2015 Hugo Awards 15 May 2015 - 10 comments

As has been widely discussed, a group of science fiction fans and hangers-on managed to populate the 2015 Hugo Award nominees with many works from their preferred list. What is a reasonable response to this?

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A Small Colonial War, Robert Frezza 14 May 2015 - 1 comment

1990 military SF. In the 22nd century, the Japanese empire which controls Earth and the colony worlds sends a task group to suppress a three-way colonial revolt. It doesn't help that many of the colonists are exiled Boers.

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Thirsty Meeples May 2015 13 May 2015 - 2 comments

Back to the boardgame café. With images; cc-by-sa on everything.

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