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OGRE in Cambridge 18 March 2019 - 1 comment

I played OGRE with a friend's set of the Designer's Edition, the famously huge Kickstarter project from 2012.

Clarkesworld 150, March 2019 17 March 2019 - 2 comments

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

Apex 117, February 2019 16 March 2019

Apex is a monthly on-line magazine edited by Jason Sizemore among others.

Ocean's 8 15 March 2019

2018 caper film, dir. Gary Ross, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett; IMDb / allmovie. Con-artist and thief Debbie Ocean gets out of prison, and immediately plans her biggest heist yet.

Not Less than Gods, Kage Baker 14 March 2019

2009 steampunk science fiction in The Company setting. Edward Alton Bell-Fairfax is born, grows up, is trained to be a spy, and in 1850 goes on his first mission for the Gentlemen's Speculative Society.

Airecon in 2019 13 March 2019

I went back to this year's Airecon, still growing fast in Harrogate (it's now apparently the second-largest boardgame event in the UK). With images; cc-by-sa on everything.

A Conspiracy in Belgravia, Sherry Thomas 12 March 2019

2017 mystery, second of the Lady Sherlock series. Charlotte Holmes is doing well her disguised life as "Sherlock" the consulting detective, but her latest client comes from rather too close to home.

Ocean's Thirteen 11 March 2019

2007 caper film, dir. Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney, Brad Pitt; IMDb / allmovie. After one of their number is ripped off by a business partner, the gang gets together again for another casino robbery.

The Water Room, Christopher Fowler 10 March 2019

2006 police procedural mystery/horror, second in the Bryant and May series. An elderly woman is found dead in the basement of her houseā€¦ dressed for a trip outside, even though she hardly ever went outside, and with river water in her throat. It's not even clear that it's a crime, never mind any questions of motivation; but with the Peculiar Crimes Unit under threat of closure, Bryant and May do their best to investigate and justify their existence.

Death Race 2050 09 March 2019

2017 satirical action film, dir. G.J. Echternkamp, Manu Bennett, Marci Miller: IMDb / allmovie. In the dystopian future of America, the most popular entertainment is a cross-country road race with bonus points for slaughter en route.

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