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April 2016
21
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reviewed: A compelling exploration of a different world
I read Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors, by H.L. Burke, on the recommendation of a friend and am very glad to have done s...
Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors - H. L. Burke
April 2016
13
text: Phobos and Deimos - history and speculation
Today’s blog bridges past and future, and focuses on Phobos andDeimos – the two moons of the planet Mars, named after the two...
March 2016
16
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reviewed: An interesting glimpse into a pre-Raphaelite world
The Crimson Bed, by Loretta Proctor, is a tale of romance and family life set around the fringes of the pre-Raphaelite artist...
The Crimson Bed - Loretta Proctor
March 2016
10
text: How far away is Artificial Intelligence?
Over the next few days, Google’s Go-playing algorithm,AlphaGo, will take on the current world Go champion, Lee Se-dol. It is ...
February 2016
22
reviewed: Another fine Dawlish book
This review is for Britannia's Spartan, by Antoine Vanner. It is available at Amazon, Goodreads, etc but doesn't seem to have...
February 2016
03
text: Basic elements - food
(Original post at http://richardabbott.datascenesdev.com/blog/index.php/2016/02/03/basic-elements-food/) Here's the next...
December 2015
24
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reviewed: A good step-up from the first in the series
I read The Sun Shard - the first in this series - back in November, and purchased the second volume as soon as I spotted it f...
The Dead Gods: Flint & Steel, Fire & Shadow 2 - Rob Bayliss
December 2015
15
text: Far from the Spaceports - Quick wits and loyalty confront high-tech crime in space
Far from the Spaceports, a new science fiction book set in the fairly near future, explores the relationship between human an...
Far From the Spaceports - Richard Abbott
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reviewed: A tale of betrayal, forgiveness, and passion
The Long Shadow, by Loretta Proctor, is the forerunner to Dying Phoenix. I read them in reverse order, but this didn't affect...
The Long Shadow - Loretta Proctor
November 2015
03
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reviewed: A first glimpse into an innovative and unusual world
Sun Shard, by Rob Bayliss, is a fantasy novel set in a world with a level of technology roughly like that of the English Civi...
The Sun Shard (Flint and Steel, Fire and Shadow. Book 1) - Rob Bayliss