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Book Report: The Mongoliad Book Two Several characters flung across Eurasia. I wonder the authors are going to tie up all the loose ends. ...

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Book Report: Slayground, Plunder Squad, Butcher's Moon It's action novels in which Parker the ruthless amoral thief. He is pursued into an amusement park that's shut down for the winter. And then a lot of ruthless people die. He gets involved with an art...

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Book Report: Railsea Post-apocalyptic Mevillean steampunk fantasy. Fun little read. ...

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Book Report: Leaving Cheyenne Three characters with intertwined fates grow old on ranch land in Texas. It starts in the early 20th century and makes it to mid-century and life gets easier but it never really gets easy. ...

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Book Report: Distrust that Particular Flavor It's a book of articles by William Gibson; quick essays, book reviews, book introductions. There are some fun ones, there are some clunkers. If you think you'd like a book of Gibson articles, you're ...

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Book Report: The Mongoliad, Book One Book Two of the Mongoliad ships today so here's a report on, uhm, Book One. I'm a professional technical writer, but I did a stint with some instructional designers. Thus, I was forced to confront t...

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Book Report: Low Life Many quick snippets about New York's criminals and underclass. It was kinda fun, but a few days after reading it, I remember almost nothing. I could say that was a metaphor for New York itself, alway...

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Book Report: Taking People With You It's a management book. It was written by a guy who worked at Pepsi, so you probably don't want his advice about what things are worth doing; he chose to sell sugar water instead of change the world....

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Comic Report: The New York Four It's a soap opera of young lady university students making their way in NYC. One of the protagonists prefers to interact with the world through her phone instead of face-to-face. People give her a ha...

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Comic Report: Cages This comic is famous and arty and not my thing. The characters are artistic types; they feel trapped, they must make art to be free... Wow, deep themes. I definitely felt like a philistine for not en...

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Book Report: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969 Half the fun of the League of Extraordinary Gentlement comics is spotting the references. Just about everyone in these comics is a character from some other work of fiction. Apparently, I don't know ...

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Book Report: Zero Day Happy USA Buy Nothing Day 2011, aka #OCCUPYXMAS. To celebrate, here's a report on a book I'm glad I checked out from the library: Zero Day. Maybe it's not quite accurate to say "I'm glad I checked o...

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Comic Report: "Dark Horse Presents", "Noir" Dark Horse Presents, a periodic comic anthology, re-arose a few months back. It's good stuff. It was good before, and it's good now. There's a variety, so it's not all good. You and I probably wouldn...

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Book Report: Nerds 2.01 Back in 1998, some PBS folks made a TV documentary about the internet, "Nerds 2.01". TV isn't a great medium for this stuff—humming computers don't make great television. So there's footage of....

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Book Report: Wireless It's a book of short fiction by Charlie Stross. Oh man, if I wasn't bored by C'thulhu stories, then there's a story in here I would have liked and I might have liked the Laundry story... Or if I lik...

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Book Report: The Planets Wow, DASH was a lot of fun. I'm so glad I volunteered; I met some cool people. I learned that I've been doing this geocaching thing all wrong (which I kinda suspected already). But I'm too tired to w...

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Book Report: The Big Oyster It's kind of a history of the oyster. It's kind of a history of shellfishing in New York City harbor. Once there were oysters. Then they were overfished. Then they were cultivated. Then water poll...

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Link: Plain ol' Tasha Tasha draws a comic. It's pretty good. She was inspired by Jim's Journal, and that inspiration shows. You might think I'd link to a good comic to recommend it. But I never got around to it. Yest...

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Book Report: Station This comic book is a murder mystery set on the International Space Station. It was OK. Maybe if I were more of a space-nerd, I would have liked how the story brought in well-researched bits of ISS l...

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Book Report: The Ipcress File I came up with an idea for a board-game like computer game. The board was going to be a map of the city. And there were these bits of secret info to move across the city. You control some agents t...

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Book Report: Cosmonaut Keep There's a parallel story; humanity's learning the secret of a light-speed interstellar starship drive; humanity's rediscovery of same, hundreds of years later. There is politics, humor, ... I dunno,...

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Puzzlehunts are Everywhere: At least one Burninator Reported as OK (albeit Tired) Save the Burninators It looks like they're OK. Tell the rescue party to stand down.Labels: ok, puzzlehunts...

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Site: Seattle Travelog #13 The exciting news lately is that I've had free time and I've been keeping solid food down. Thus, I've finally put together travel notes from my recent Seattle trip. There are some notes from MS Puz...

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Book Report: The Undercover Economist It's another book explaining economics to the masses. Why did I start reading this? I should have known better. I've read too many popular-economics books lately. I stopped reading this one part...

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Book Report: Houdini the Handcuff King I was going to start this off with a cute paragraph about how I'm "handcuffed" to Debian Sarge (an old version of the OS) on my main home computer because I only have dialup access, my dialup provide...

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Book Report: Disgrace This past weekend I spent plenty of time in the company of BATH folks doing secret things. Normally I'd be bouncing up and down and eager to tell you about what happened, but... Actually, even if I ...

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Puzzle Hunts are Everywhere, Even Oklahoma Oklahoma has it going on. I'm not just talking about Martin Gardner. A Treasure's Trove: A Fairy Tale About Real Treasure For Parents And Children Of All Ages is an illustrated children's book wri...

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Book Review: Copies in Seconds It's a history of the invention of Xerography. Eh, it was okay.Labels: book, ok...

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Book Report: A Walk In the Woods Bill Bryson confirms that hiking is difficult. This book was OK. Tags: book | Appalachian Trail |Labels: book, ok, pedestrian...

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Book Report: Epitaph in Rust This is an old novella by Tim Powers. I liked it. It recently showed up in a two-novella conglomeration with The Skies Discrowned. I'd already read that novella, and hadn't liked it. So it was a ...

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Book Report: A Rabbit in the Air David Garnett wrote this book, A Rabbit in the Air, about his experience learning to fly. This book was published in 1932. He calls airfields "aerodromes". He provides cockpit drawings. He provides ...

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Book Report: The Legend of Grimjack, Volume One I have been hearing about this comic book for years. It, along with "Sam & Max", were the great comics which I'd never be able to read because their rights were tangled up in legal limbo. One v...

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