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QSFer Mere Rain has a new FF fantasy out: In the Dark Heart of Winter.

Isabeau is having historys worst honeymoon. Heart-broken when her lover and best friend Margaret married and moved away, she accepted the proposal of a distant cousin, but she regrets this decision even before he...

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Today's indie author review!

Linda reviews "Regi's Huuman" by Lyn Gala, Gods of Misfortune book 1:

"A great story is about two men who overcome their many differences to work with each other. There's more coming, and I look forward to continuing Dante and Regis story. Four stars"

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Les champignons comestibles du Canton de Neuchtel by Favre, Louis - 1822-1904

Thirty years after Giordano Bruno was burnt alive Galileo was sentenced by the Roman Inquisition too - to life-long house arrest because he has claimed the earth would move around the sun . Dava Sobel tells his story in her great "Galileo's Daughter". Centered around the letters he received from his daughter Virginia, she tells the story of the Italian astronomer who was one of the first who build and used his own telescope to see the stars

Also by Mary Beard, and maybe even more interesting, even for people like me who had at school: "SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome" provides a well-written and nicely illustrated view on many aspects of the development of the empire and its people. .

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New sapphic book review: Lost in Paradise by Rachel Lacey, narrated by Ellie Gossage

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Versuch trotz chaotischer Tage immer mal fr ein paar Stunden in einem Buch zu versinken.
Heute : von Hans-Dieter Pfannenstiel
The days are quite chaotic atm but I still try to spend a few hours reading every now and then.
Today: by Hans-Dieter Pfannenstiel

Have you read the Murderbot series by Martha Wells All Systems Red is first in the series.

I just finished a lovely YA queer coming of age with a young trans guy pianist lead - "Always the Almost" by Edward Underhill. Recommended.

Iconographie des champignons de Paulet, recueil de 217 planches dessines d'aprs nature by Lveill, Joseph Henri, 1796-1870 Paulet, Jean-Jacques, 1740-1826

Un terrorismo en busca de dos autores. Documentos de la revolucin en Italia.
Debord, Ludd, Cesarano.....

This is an excellent from 2022 that I just read: 'Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology' by Chris Miller.

This book will help you understand how integrated circuits (including memory and microprocessors) have become an important military, economic, and geopolitical asset.

How it all started with the invention of semiconductors, and particularly the in Bell Labs.

How thanks to semiconductors Japan became the second largest economy in the world and other countries in Asia gained a key geopolitical role.

How serious (sorry, software 'engineers') achieved an exponential rate of growth in the density of transistors within chips to the point of becoming indispensable assets in any aspect of life.

Completed reading the book Thinking Clearly with Data. The book reminded me of the potential dangers of blindly trusting statistics, as well as why it is sometimes worth relying on them.

The assignments at the end of each chapter also greatly contribute to a better understanding of the material read.

"Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture" (2009)
William Patrick Day

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Listening to "A Memory Called Empire" by Akady Martine, and it is excellent.

I forgot what a joy it is to roll around in rich vocabulary, elegantly crafted sentences, and rich world building.

I'm reminded of well done court political intrigue stories, where every conversation is layered with multiple meanings.

The space-spanning human empire has a more meso-anerican flavor than the usual anglo "Rome in Space!" trope.

Good stuff


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I Snowed In With A Dragon by Sara Ivy Hill. This Christmas of a sweet stalkerish dragon who waits for his girl until her boyfriend cheats on her is a little red-flaggy if you want your to be perfectly socially acceptable. Hill does honor consent.

Iconographie des champignons de Paulet, recueil de 217 planches dessines d'aprs nature by Lveill, Joseph Henri, 1796-1870 Paulet, Jean-Jacques, 1740-1826

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MURDERBOTS BACK, BUT not better than ever. In fact, the semi-human fighting machine is feeling vulnerableat the worst possible time, as it and the humans it protects are dealing with multiple interplanetary threats. Fast-paced, thoughtful. A MINUS

I've yet to read a by Claire North and her alter egos (Kate Griffin and Catherine Webb) that wasn't well written! Some themes appeal more than others, for example I liked her urban fantasy more than her magic realism ones but all worth a go!.

Okay. I've finished Rabbits by Terry Miles and...I don't know. I can't decide if I'm satisfied or not. He says in the acknowledgements that it started at 120k, and I think maybe they scalped it down too much

I'm not sure I like the ambiguity of the end, but I can also see how it could be fun and intriguing--matching the theme of the entire novel. I think maybe this is a that needs a group discussion!

"Lying is like farming, or draining marshland, or terracing a hillside or planting a grove of peach trees. It's an attempt to control your environment and make it better. A convincing lie improves on bleak, bare fact, in the same way human beings improve a wilderness so they can beat to live there."

I just love starting a new . I know it's not going to end well, they never do, but this sets things up so nicely, how could you possibly resist what comes next

When checking on try adding *str* to the end of the topic. Instead of searching try for more results

The Daily Heller: Things, Things and More Things
Feat.: Remo Giuffr remogiuffre 's Remorandom
by Steven Heller thedailyheller at printmag

Oh look, I remembered exists!!

What have you been lately

I hit a bit of a slump in October and November, but Im on the upswing currently reading The Hurricane Wars by Thea Guanzon.

Interesting segment in this by with on his , .

Matthew reiterates salient points regarding existing in the because, collectively, we want it to exist, and creates and depends upon it for its existence.

His phrase "" reminds me of the "" of the same kinds of people in the 60's ultimately a disengagement of the privileged.

We can change .

Stocking stuffer ideas, shoppers: Wayne White jigsaw puzzle available, like, everywhere... AND!

Grumpy Barista from Microcosm.

Driven by insurmountable greed and desperate for the things they could not, would not find, they travelled deeper into the White Silent. Only to find the horrors that waited for them within.

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Shuuya's family grows in a strange way. Check out the latest at to see what I mean.


Satoha's first encounter with Hirotatsu from her point of view.

Enjoy the newest chapter at

Today I wrote about the climate crisis.

So far it's caused the biggest unsubscribe wave ever on my YouTube channel.

The Lepidoptera of Ceylon by Moore, Frederic, 1830-1907