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Luminiferous Aether: "Four-Day Planet" by H. Beam Piper
“I went through the gateway, towing my equipment in a contragravity hamper over my head. As usual, I...
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Convoluted Crime Fiction: "She Died a Lady" by John Dickson Carr
Just about every book written by John Dickson Carr is a locked room mystery, and all of them try to ...
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Tor2Web Proxy: "The Dark Net - How to Stay Anonymous Online Even from the NSA" by Peter Johansen
Tor2Web Proxy: https://zqktlwi4fecvo6ri.onion.to/wiki/Main_Page The darkness exists in the human...
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Dated Crime Fiction: "Sunset Express" by Robert Crais
Gosh, Robert Crais! I really want to like you, but after lots of books in and it still feels like ga...
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Nuanced SF: "Crackpot Palace - Stories" by Jeffrey Ford
There are two kinds of "favourite books," I always say. There are the ones that you recognize as ori...
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Micro-Fiction, Text 006: "Everyone's Short on Talent" by Myselfie
Ant McPartlin has his hand on my shoulder and things are happening to me. For example, I’m sweating ...
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This is How the World Will End: "The Art of Invisibility" by Kevin Mitnick, Robert Vamosi
This book calls for a limerick of "me" own: This is how the world will end. This is how the world ...
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Unreliability of Fiction: “The Devil You Know” by K. J. Parker
“I don't do evil when I'm not on duty, just as prostitutes tend not to have sex on their days off. M...
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Unreliability in Fiction: "Blue and Gold" by K. J. Parker
"The two predominant factors that make me up, philosophy and criminality, when combined, when combin...
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Coruscating Beams of Force: "Exploring Science Through Science Fiction" by Barry B. Luokkala
Ah, E.E. "Doc" Smith's coruscating beams of force ... he introduced these early on, and then every c...
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