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  1. Rec 30

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    Murderbot hitches a ride on a starliner, makes a friend, and saves space Yuletide.

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    03 Jan 2018

  2. Rec 14

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    Science fiction loosely based on the Qeng Ho from Vernor Vinge's "A Deepness in the Sky", about the question of what it's like to work on a ten thousand year old legacy code base.

    Mostly slice of life from the perspective of a programmer aboard an interstellar trading ship with little over-arching plot (though that may change over time).

    This is a mirror with the canonical version living on my blog, but it's probably much easier to read the archives here.

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    02 Jan 2018

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    Rebellions are built on hope.

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    26 Dec 2017

  4. Rec 3

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    Hope if everybody runs, you choose to stay.

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    23 Apr 2017

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    Don't ask why Batman is sad unless you're willing to give him the time to consult his spreadsheet.

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    06 Mar 2017

  6. Rec 10

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    Mercy of Kalr had seen a lot of things in its -- no, her -- day.

    This was still going to take some getting used to.

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    27 Dec 2016

    Bookmarker's Notes

    "I'm not sure how to put it."
    "Try. It's all right if it isn't perfect. You get unlimited chances."

  7. Rec 6

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    Shortly after being fired from his job at the Secret Service, Tony Murchison gets back on his feet by opening a coffee shop. Unfortunately, he's still very much in love with Control.

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    27 Dec 2016

  8. Rec 18

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    "Under radical discontinuity, society would have gone through considerable changes--political, social, and technological--that might impact existing knowledge bases, languages, and institutional controls and memory."
    3.2.2 Assumptions/Bases
    SAND92--1382. UC--721
    Expert Judgment on Markers to Deter Inadvertent Human Intrusion into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
    Kathleen M. Trauth, Stephen C. Hera, Robert V. Guzowsti

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    27 Dec 2016

  9. Rec 1

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    Not every child is born knowing their fate.

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    27 Dec 2016

  10. Rec 9

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    Snow and Whitehead bring back miasma theory, and not before time.

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    27 Dec 2016

  11. Rec 9

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    Paula after the events of the movie.

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    27 Dec 2016

    Bookmarker's Notes

    "Wasn’t how that how this entire tragedy had started? She couldn’t bear the idea of making a decision and so she’d run away, and then let Gregory make it for her.

    No, she thought. I must stop being afraid and bear this until it is done and then, then I’ll consider what to do next."

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    This is how the world actually works: instead of leading soldiers into battle, Shang is given command over a disorganized bunch of conscripted civilians who don't know the business end of a sword. Instead of fighting to defend China, he is stuck training these misfits into something resembling soldiers. And instead of being devoted to a wife or his job as a soldier, he is becoming attracted to one of his men.

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    25 Dec 2016

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    Bandits came for Lalasa’s family and burned the whole farm out, except for her, because she had been at the river washing clothes. Lalasa did not miss her father or her brothers for all the long years of her life, which should tell you something about her.

    She cried for them anyway, and that should tell you something too.

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    Retelling of Page and Squire from Lalasa's POV.

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    08 Dec 2016

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    Four times Keladry surprised Wyldon, one time he surprised himself, and one time he wasn't surprised. Also known as: Wyldon thinks a lot more than he talks.

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    08 Dec 2016

  15. Rec 40

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    Nineteen years, three months, and one week ago, I was a troop carrier.

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    14 Aug 2016

  16. Rec 35

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    A succubus. Of course. Abby could never just get a nice G-rated ghost. No, she gets ectoplasm and undead neckbeards and unstoppable sex fiends. Wendy never had to deal with Casper getting all horny.

    “That’s because Casper was, like, ten years old,” Patty reminds her.

    Oh yeah. That was a weird story to tell kids, wasn’t it?

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    03 Aug 2016

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    Erin Gilbert is not the first straight girl Jillian Holtzmann has ever fallen for.

    Here’s the thing: she’s good at patterns. She’s good at identifying patterns. Holtzmann isn't a mathematician but that doesn't mean she's not great at numbers and evaluating data and drawing a conclusion. She's a goddamn genius. This shit is easy in the way that people are difficult. Erin Gilbert is not the second or even the fifth straight girl Jillian’s ever fallen for, and it’s kind of getting to be a problem, except when she sees Dr Erin Gilbert, she thinks, maybe, this woman might be a statistical outlier. Nobody can wear that much tweed and be straight, surely. And she keeps trying, hopefully, to believe that, until the Kevin Crush makes it pretty fucking clear that it’s a losing bet. No big. Jillian is used to this, after all, and it’s totally definitely not going to be a problem at all.

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    21 Jul 2016

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    She is deeply strange and strangely deep. She looks in the void and the void blinks first. This is how Jillian Holtzman makes herself.

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    18 Jul 2016

  19. Rec 67

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    Holtzmann believes in showing her interest directly.

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    18 Jul 2016

  20. Rec 38

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    Holtz has skills, and she is ready to prove them

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    18 Jul 2016

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