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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 21 September 2020 25 September 2020

This Meetup-based boardgames group remains on-line for the moment; as usual we got together on Jitsi and then played some games on BoardGameArena.

Hellflower, Eluki bes Shahar 24 September 2020

1991 SF, first of a trilogy. Saint Butterflies-are-free Peace Sincere was happy as a smuggler pilot, but she had to go and save an inexperienced mercenary from the local lowlife, and then things just got complicated.

Perl Weekly Challenge 79: cumulative bit count and water capacity 23 September 2020

I’ve been doing the Perl Weekly Challenges. The latest involved more bit counts and an innovative use of histograms.

Old Venus, George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois 22 September 2020 - 6 comments

2015 collection of new SF stories set on pre-space-probe ideas of the planet Venus.

Silver Bullet, Melissa Scott and Jo Graham 21 September 2020

2013 historical fantasy, third in the Order of the Air series. In the winter of 1932, planes are crashing in the Rockies, and a Greek medallion being valued in New York may be worth vastly more than it seems.

Grunt Life, Weston Ochse 20 September 2020 - 7 comments

2014 military SF, first of a trilogy. Ben Mason tried to kill himself when the PTSD got too much for him… but instead, They recruited him to go up against an alien invasion that most of humanity doesn't even know about.

Boardgames in Isolation: September (part 1) 19 September 2020

More boardgames played from home.

The Tiger's Daughter, K. Arsenault Rivera 18 September 2020 - 10 comments

2017 fantasy romance, first of its series. The Hokkaran Empire rules practically everyone, including the Qorin horse nomads whom it conquered half a generation ago. But plagues and demons are rising, and two young warriors will have to save the world.

Indian Summer Garden Games 17 September 2020

More boardgames in the garden, warmer than last time in a minor heat wave.

Perl Weekly Challenge 78: Leaders and Rotation 16 September 2020 - 1 comment

I’ve been doing the Perl Weekly Challenges. The latest involved searching array values and rotating lists.

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