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Eclipse the Moon, Jessie Mihalik 27 February 2024

2022 SF/romance, second of a trilogy. Kee Ildez knows that human-adjacent hottie Varro Runkow isn't interested in her, and anyway she's got lots of hacking to do to track down the various conspirators left in the wind…

The Secret Chapter, Genevieve Cogman 26 February 2024

2019 alternate-world fantasy, sixth of its series. The world where Irene went to school is threatened by chaos, and only a particular book will save it. But that means she's going to have to deal with the Fae…

The Weekly Challenge 257: Smaller than Echelon 25 February 2024

I’ve been doing the Weekly Challenges. The latest involved list processing and matrix testing. (Note that this ends today.)

The Emperor's Coloured Coat, John Biggins 24 February 2024

1992 historical naval fiction. In spite of his best efforts, Linienschiffsleutnant Otto Prohaska of the Austro-Hungarian Navy is not going to avert the First World War.

Hidden Depths, Ann Cleeves 23 February 2024

2007 contemporary police mystery, third in Cleeves' Vera Stanhope series. A few days apart, two unrelated people are strangled, a troubled young man and a trainee teacher, and their bodies laid out in water surrounded by flowers.

RoboCop 22 February 2024 - 2 comments

1987 science fiction, dir. Paul Verhoeven, Peter Weller, Nancy Allen: IMDb / allmovie. When do we start? As soon as some poor schmuck volunteers.

Defender, Mike Shepherd 21 February 2024

2013 military SF, eleventh of the Kris Longknife books. Kris has a planet to defend.

Eighth 1 Player Guild UK Meet 20 February 2024 - 2 comments

The 1 Player Guild is a group of solo game players, communicating through BoardGameGeek. This was the eighth get-together for the UK contingent.

With images; cc-by-sa on everything.

Mortal Arts, Anna Lee Huber 19 February 2024

2013 historical mystery; second in Huber's Lady Darby series (post-Regency amateur detection). On the way to Edinburgh, Lady Darby stops at the Dalmays', where scandal, madness and murder will all be unveiled…

The Weekly Challenge 256: Maximum Strings 18 February 2024

I’ve been doing the Weekly Challenges. The latest involved array analysis and string merging. (Note that this ends today.)

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