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Eclipse the Moon, Jessie Mihalik 27 February 2024

2022 SF/romance, second of a trilogy. Kee Ildez knows that human-adjacent hottie Varro Runkow isn't interested in her, and anyway she's got lots of hacking to do to track down the various conspirators left in the wind…

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The Secret Chapter, Genevieve Cogman 26 February 2024

2019 alternate-world fantasy, sixth of its series. The world where Irene went to school is threatened by chaos, and only a particular book will save it. But that means she's going to have to deal with the Fae…

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The Weekly Challenge 257: Smaller than Echelon 25 February 2024

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

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The Emperor's Coloured Coat, John Biggins 24 February 2024

1992 historical naval fiction. In spite of his best efforts, Linienschiffsleutnant Otto Prohaska of the Austro-Hungarian Navy is not going to avert the First World War.

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Hidden Depths, Ann Cleeves 23 February 2024

2007 contemporary police mystery, third in Cleeves' Vera Stanhope series. A few days apart, two unrelated people are strangled, a troubled young man and a trainee teacher, and their bodies laid out in water surrounded by flowers.

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RoboCop 22 February 2024 - 2 comments

1987 science fiction, dir. Paul Verhoeven, Peter Weller, Nancy Allen: IMDb / allmovie. When do we start? As soon as some poor schmuck volunteers.

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Defender, Mike Shepherd 21 February 2024

2013 military SF, eleventh of the Kris Longknife books. Kris has a planet to defend.

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Eighth 1 Player Guild UK Meet 20 February 2024 - 2 comments

The 1 Player Guild is a group of solo game players, communicating through BoardGameGeek. This was the eighth get-together for the UK contingent.

With images; cc-by-sa on everything.

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Mortal Arts, Anna Lee Huber 19 February 2024

2013 historical mystery; second in Huber's Lady Darby series (post-Regency amateur detection). On the way to Edinburgh, Lady Darby stops at the Dalmays', where scandal, madness and murder will all be unveiled…

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The Weekly Challenge 256: Maximum Strings 18 February 2024

I’ve been doing the Weekly Challenges. The latest involved array analysis and string merging. (Note that this ends today.)

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