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A Choice of Destinies, Melissa Scott 15 June 2024

1986 alternate history. While camped at Bactra and on the verge of the Indian campaign, Alexander the Great hears of a revolt among the Greek cities he left behind him. So he turns back…

A Pressing Engagement, Anna Lee Huber 14 June 2024

2016 historical mystery novella in Huber's Lady Darby series (post-Regency amateur detection). Lady Darby, suffering from pre-wedding jitters, is determined to resolve the mystery of a necklace.

Neighbourly Games 10 June 13 June 2024

More gaming with some nearby friends.

The Something Girl, Jodi Taylor 12 June 2024

2017 thriller and light mystery. Jenny Checkland is married to Russell and has a small daughter. But some people seem determined that she should not be happy.

Dominion, Fred Saberhagen 11 June 2024

1982 fantasy, fifth in Saberhagen's loose Dracula series. A stage magician is asked to perform at a rebuilt castle in Illinois, and everyone's plans are interlocking.

Dark Class, Michelle Diener 10 June 2024

2019 SF/romance, last in the Class 5 series. Ellie Masters wakes up in an abandoned installation. But someone out there is talking to her…

The Weekly Challenge 272: Score the Defranged Strings 09 June 2024

I’ve been doing the Weekly Challenges. The latest involved string replacement and character searching. (Note that this ends today.)

The Riddle of the Sands, Erskine Childers 08 June 2024

1903 thriller. On a sailing trip in the Baltic and points nearby, two young men discover a German plot.

UK Games Expo 2024 07 June 2024

My second in-pandemic trip to UK Games Expo. With images; cc-by-sa-nc on everything.

Beyond the Eyes of Mars, Glynn Stewart 06 June 2024

2022 SF, twelfth of its series. Naval forces and stealth ships are mustered in a joint operation to track down a breakaway force from the defeated enemy. But they will get unexpected help.

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