Dusk Peterson (duskpeterson)

The letters D and P intertwined.



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    He vowed himself to his god. Now the god is growing impatient . . .

    The Three Lands is a historical fantasy series on friendship, romance, and betrayal in times of war and peace. The series is inspired by conflicts between nations during the final years of the Roman Empire.

    Series page and series resources.

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    In a cool, dark cavern, guarded by men and by oaths, lies a dungeon in which prisoners fearfully await the inevitable. The inevitable will be replaced by the unexpected.

    The Eternal Dungeon is an alternate history series on romance, friendship, and family, set in a nineteenth-century prison where the psychologists wield whips.

    This series is part of the Turn-of-the-Century Toughs cycle.

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    The capital city of the Queendom of Yclau has a restless population of oppressed commoners, a queen determined to keep control of the rabble, and a hidden killer stalking the streets.

    It's an explosive combination. Into this world will come a man nobody expects, least of all himself.

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    It's dangerous, I'm loving it.

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    26 Sep 2022

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    Just read the relationship tag.

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    In 1926, Julia, a young Berlin woman, watches a very special beauty pageant. And she doesn't do it alone...

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    24 Sep 2022

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    Kindly gifted to me in the BI Aware Of Us exchange.

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    The Devil and Deep Space by Susan Matthews

    Fandoms: Star Wars Original Trilogy, Star Wars - All Media Types

    This work isn't hosted on the Archive so this blurb might not be complete or accurate.

    16 Sep 2022

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    The two of them really had very little in common--apart from the fact that each would have been insulted at the suggestion that they might have anything at all in common. The gems provided the link, the gems and their more-or-less rightful owner; but what with the imperious pirate on one side, the piratical Imperial on the other, Han Solo was as good as caught--between

    The Devil and Deep Space

    [Summary possibly by the zine editor.]

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    16 Sep 2022

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    This zine fic has no relation to the author's 2002 pro novel of the same name, except that it's part of series of fics that are an embryonic, fanfic version of her Jurisdiction pro series. That the pro series had its serial numbers filed off was revealed at Fanlore a number of years ago (or I wouldn't be posting about this), and Ms. Matthews has always been open about her past as a fanfic writer. But this is the first time I've actually read any of the stories in this particular fanfic series (which spans more than one fandom).

    Some of the characters from the pro series turn up in the earlier fanfic series as original characters. There is Jennet ap Rhiannon, acting very different. There is the engineer Wheatfields, being his usual fiery self. There is First Mate/Officer Mendez, lamenting as usual. And most of all - minus his dialect but otherwise recognizably himself - there is Andrej Koscuisko, that forever angst-ridden surgeon and inquisitor. Illustrated by Susan Matthews's wife.

    And in another starship, there are Chewbacca and Han Solo, and guess whose hands Han is about to fall into?

    Smug satisfaction at his self-assertiveness was replaced with brutal speed by an expression of total shock and puzzlement as the little doctor he'd been laughing at, the fragile scholarly academician, took him by the shirt front and slammed him back against the bulkhead with a suddenness and efficiency that confounded Han utterly.

    Rarely has my id been so thoroughly satisfied.

    This story is a delightful read, not only because one can see the skeleton of what would be transformed (quite a lot) into a pro series, but also because the fic is worth reading in its own right. My interest wandered a bit toward the end, when the mood abruptly changed, but the angsty parts in the beginning and middle held Ms. Matthew's trademark blend of suspense and gallows humor. The friendship between Chewbacca and Han was especially well done.

    The story is followed by an author's afterword (with no spoilers for the story) that is mostly reprinted at Fanlore. There is also a verse epilogue and a timeline, "A Calendar of the Galactic Cycle," both provided by Christine Jeffords. I'm not going to do the math of translating Galactic Standard Years into Earth years, but I can see at a glance that Andrej is younger than Obi-Wan Kenobi and older than Darth Vader.

    Keep in mind, the birth dates in the calendar don't correspond with today's Star Wars canon because this fic was published before the Star Wars prequels appeared. In fact, the fic was published the same month as The Empire Strikes Back came out. I can well imagine that the wonderfully prescient Susan Matthews was tickled pink when part of her plotline showed up as an unforgettable scene in that movie.

    "The Devil and Deep Space" appeared in the May 1980 fanzine Galactic Flight #3, which I was able to obtain used, fairly cheaply. You may have similar luck.

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    ABSTRACT: We performed a series of “taste tests” with persons affected by vampirism (PABV) to evaluate the suitability of fractionated blood products or blood substitutes as PABV nutritional replacements. Several showed potential which might create a pathway to further development of PABV-specific food products.

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    31 Oct 2021

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    I deeply needed this on Halloween.

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    It is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and a student needs a snake for her defense.

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    04 Oct 2021

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    Even better than the canon.

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