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Lonely Road: Electric State by Simon Stålenhag

The story of Electric State – written by Simon Stålenhag and released by Free League Publishing – tells a tale of a teenage girl and a bulbous headed yellow robot travelling across America, toward the coast. Split across chapters that chart part of this journey, the landscapes are littered with ominous towers trailing webs of cables, statue-like…
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January 5, 2018 0

Poison City

Poison City (by Paul Crilley) reads a bit like Rivers of London books by Ben Aaronovitch and a twinge like Charles Stross’s books about The Laundry. Probably more former than latter. And, perhaps, with a dose of Hellboy and Night Watch thrown in for good measure. Gods, monsters, vampires, spirits, angels, demons, fae, and worlds…
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December 1, 2016 0

Book Pile: August 2016

This past weekend provided some solid gains in the roleplaying department – and explain why I never post much in the thread about resisting purchases. I got a dinged copy of 13th Age from Games Lore because I have heard so many positive things and had two good games. I couldn’t not buy it for…
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August 15, 2016 0

H is for History

History has become the backbone of my life. Well, maybe one of the big bones in my arm. It’s significant. I enjoy history like I enjoy a good book. I enjoy history books more than any other book for that matter. Mind, I’m not necessarily talking about all history. Some of the recent stuff I…
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April 10, 2016 0

B is for Books

That (below) is a picture of a sliver of one bookshelf. I think my bookshelves both excite and frighten me in equal measure. You might care to throw some curiosity into the recipe and a dash of love. I do love books. No doubt about it. People take holidays, I buy books. I would much…
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April 2, 2016 4

Reading and Writing

Heck, today is just going to have to be one of those days when I simply type something out for the sake of typing. That isn’t to say that I might not turn this into something with a little more purpose and value. However, to do that certainly normally requires that I have some measure…
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October 31, 2015 0

Booked Up

Christmas provides a wealth of reading material this year, as ever. I actually like a good book, so it helps. I got a book of 20th century poetry, an almanac of historic customs, a book on Chris Morris, and one on horrible jobs through history. All excellent stuff, now piled by my bed, with a…
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December 25, 2010 0