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Medusa Uploaded, Emily Devenport 23 September 2018

2018 science fiction, first of a planned series. On the generation ship Olympia, life is stratified into the Executives and everyone else. Oichi Angelis is an everyone else, but one with a hidden asset.

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The demise of 3dhubs 22 September 2018 - 1 comment

Since December of 2016 I've been offering 3d printing services via 3dhubs. From the end of this month, it won't happen any more.

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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 17 September 2018 21 September 2018

This Meetup-based boardgames group continues to meet at the Marlow Donkey.

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Leviathan, Scott Westerfeld 20 September 2018

2009 young adult steampunk SF, first of a trilogy. In an alternate 1914, the German Clanker powers build massive legged war machines, while the English Darwinists engineer creatures to serve their purposes. But none of that stops the Archduke Franz Ferdinand from being assassinated.

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Tonari no Totoro 19 September 2018 - 3 comments

1988 fantasy: AniDB, vt "My Neighbor Totoro". Perhaps some time in the 1950s, a university professor and his two young daughters move to the countryside to be near his hospitalised wife; the house and woods prove to be full of magical creatures.

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Star Trek Ascendancy: first game 18 September 2018 - 2 comments

I bought Ascendancy (and the three currently-available expansions) at UK Games Expo, and I've just got it to the table.

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Penric's Fox, Lois McMaster Bujold 17 September 2018

2017 fantasy novella in the World of the Five Gods (formerly known as Chalion), third by internal chronology in the Penric sub-series (though published after Penric's Mission). A temple-trained sorcerer is murdered in the woods, and her demon is missing; Locator Oswyl looks for the killer, while Penric looks for the demon.

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Thirsty Meeples September 2018 16 September 2018

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

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Clarkesworld 144, September 2018 15 September 2018

Clarkesworld is a monthly on-line magazine edited by Neil Clarke.

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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 3 September 2018 14 September 2018 - 2 comments

This Meetup-based boardgames group continues to meet at the Marlow Donkey.

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