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Aurora Blazing, Jessie Mihalik 28 May 2022

2019 SF/romance. Bianca von Hasenberg, a rich widow (rumour has it, by her own hand), spends her resources trying to save other women from the grinder that is Consortium social life. But when she's attacked and the heir to von Hasenberg is kidnapped…

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UK Games Expo 2022 27 May 2022 - 1 comment

UK Games Expo is happening on the first weekend of June. I'd hoped to go, but having thought it over, I shan't be there.

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The Weekly Challenge 166: Hexing the Directories 26 May 2022

I’ve been doing the Weekly Challenges. The latest involved word searching and directory mangling. (Note that this is open until 29 May 2022.)

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Evil Under the Sun 25 May 2022

1998 audio adaptation by Michael Bakewell of Christie's 1941 mystery, in five 30-minute episodes. The (in)famous actress is brazenly conducting an affair, and it's not really a surprised when she turns up strangled, but everyone has an alibi…

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Knot of Shadows, Lois McMaster Bujold 24 May 2022

2021 fantasy novella in the World of the Five Gods (formerly known as Chalion). A corpse found floating in the harbour is not unusual… but this one, while clearly dead, is still moving. Penric digs into what happened, and why.

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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 2 May 2022 23 May 2022

This Meetup-based boardgames group continues to meet twice a month.

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Poor Man's Fight, Elliott Kay 22 May 2022 - 2 comments

2013 space-navy SF, first of a series. On Archangel, your final exam determines how much you owe the company for your education. Tanner Malone messed that up, but joining the Navy will help pay the debt back faster. Meanwhile the local pirates are getting bolder…

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Strange Days 21 May 2022

1995 SF noir, dir. Kathryn Bigelow, Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett; IMDb / AllMovie. Paranoia's just reality on a finer scale.

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The Lost Steersman, Rosemary Kirstein 20 May 2022

2003 fantasy/SF, third of its series. Rowan the Steerswoman comes to the seaside town of Alemeth, searching the Annex for evidence of a wizard who doesn't seem to exist…

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The Weekly Challenge 165: Scaling the Fits 19 May 2022

I’ve been doing the Weekly Challenges. The latest involved generating SVG and fitting lines to points. (Note that this is open until 22 May 2022.)

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