Digging Up Trouble – Kitt Crowe

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"'You're a blasted idiot, is what you are,' the old man growled in a voice too loud for the middle of the popular downtown diner." I've got a real liking for a 'palate cleanse' of a cosy mystery in between more serious reads, and finding a new series to try is always exciting. I've got … Continue reading Digging Up Trouble – Kitt Crowe

The Last Graduate – Naomi Novik

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"Keep far away from Orion Lake." Welcome back to the Scholomance, the school that makes Hogwarts look like day care and the most brutal prison seem palatable in comparison. Four years without real daylight, proper food, or any supplies you didn't bring with you at the start. Sure, there are no teachers, but the classes … Continue reading The Last Graduate – Naomi Novik

Alien 3: The Lost Screenplay – Pat Cadigan & William Gibson

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"Homo sapiens had been gazing up at the stars for about three hundred millennia before they finally managed to launch themselves off the planet of their origin toward those countless points of light." After the success of the first two Alien movies, the early nineties tried to replicate the success by continuing the franchise. We'd left Ripley escaping … Continue reading Alien 3: The Lost Screenplay – Pat Cadigan & William Gibson

Light Chaser – Peter Hamilton & Gareth Powell

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"Amahle could no longer remember how old she was." Amahle is a Light Chaser: genetically enhanced for near-immortality, spending her life travelling between the stars and collecting life stories from the inhabitants of the planets on her route. Alone for decades, more, with only a ship's AI for company, she often watches these collected recordings, … Continue reading Light Chaser – Peter Hamilton & Gareth Powell

The Monkey Mind Workout for Perfectionism – Jennifer Shannon

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"Break free from anxiety and build self-compassion in 30 days!" Perfectionism is one of those 'joke' answers when asked in an interview about your biggest weakness. Oh, I'm such a perfectionist - like it's a good thing. But it's really not much of a joke: it can be a debilitatingly stressful way to live, and … Continue reading The Monkey Mind Workout for Perfectionism – Jennifer Shannon