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Thorn, Fred Saberhagen 20 May 2024

1980 horror, fourth in Saberhagen's loose Dracula series. "Mr Thorn" is out to get hold of a painting from the 1400s, and other people are foolish enough to get in his way.

The Weekly Challenge 269: The Bitwise Elements 19 May 2024

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

Down Among the Dead, K. B. Wagers 18 May 2024

2019 SF, second of its trilogy that's also a sequel to the Indranan War series. Believing almost all her advisors and friends dead, Empress Hailimi does her best to work towards peace rather than the big battle everyone else seems to want.

Neighbourly Games 13 May 17 May 2024

More gaming with some nearby friends.

Smoke and Mirrors, Elly Griffiths 16 May 2024 - 1 comment

2015 mystery, second in its series. DI Edgar Stephens works reluctantly with the magician Max Mephisto, this time on a case of missing children.

Queen's Advantage, Jessie Mihalik 15 May 2024

2019 SF/romance novella, second of a trilogy. Queen Samara is visiting Emperor Valentin to try to help him find the traitor among his advisors.

Ravenwood, Nathan Lowell 14 May 2024

2010 fantasy, first in a series. Tanyth Fairport is a travelling herbalist, planning to learn all she can before writing a book about it. Then the villagers she's visiting ask for her help.

Reliquary, Martha Wells 13 May 2024

2006 TV tie-in science fiction. The Stargate team from Atlantis explores a new planet…

The Weekly Challenge 268: If the Game is Magic, Where's My Number? 12 May 2024

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

Killer's Payoff, Ed McBain 11 May 2024

1958 police procedural, sixth in the 87th Precinct series. A blackmailer is shot in a drive-by; the 87th has to find out which of his victims did it.

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