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Book Review: The Spare Man by Mary Robinette Kowal

I’m clearly the target audience for this book, since the tag line is “The Thin Man in Space” and I adore The Thin Man. (CONTEXT: For those of you unfamiliar with this film from the 1930s, it’s a comedy where … Continue reading

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A brief note re: Twitter verification

I was once verified on Twitter. This is the official website of me, Lynne M. Thomas. I also exist on Mastodon (server: wandering.shop) and IG under the same username. I talk about my daughter Caitlin, libraries, Doctor Who, science fiction, … Continue reading

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ChiCon/ WorldCon schedule!

:dusts off blog: Firm Schedule: *The Works and Legacy of Eric Flint 9/2/22, 11:30am, Michigan1 *Get to Know Short Fiction Publications, 9/2/22, 4pm, Crystal Ballroom A *Hugo Award finalist rehearsal 9/4/22, 1:30pm, Grand Ballroom *Table Talk 9/4/22, 2:30 pm, Crystal … Continue reading

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DisCon III/ WorldCon schedule!

As many of you know, I’ll be in (very masked) attendance at DisCon III in person. Here’s my schedule! Thu 5:00 pm Hugo Awards Finalists Reception  Start Time      Duration            Room Name      … Continue reading

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Rare Books in NON-ARL Libraries: THE SURVEY

Colleagues! Do you work with rare books at a library that is NOT a member of the Association for Research Libraries? Please consider completing this survey about your experiences! CONTEXT: Remember that Crowdsourced List of libraries that work with rare … Continue reading

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Book review: Reading, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman My rating: 3 of 5 stars This was an interesting book about psychological processes and how they work, specifically how we think, and the difference between “instinct” and “gut reaction” and “actual thinky … Continue reading

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Book review: After the Gold by Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese

After the Gold by Erin McRae My rating: 5 of 5 stars Another stellar romance from McRae & Maltese. I ripped through this in a day, rooting hard for both characters the whole damned time. Katie & Brendan have the … Continue reading

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Book Review: All Systems Red by Martha Wells

All Systems Red by Martha Wells My rating: 5 of 5 stars Absolutely loved this. Murderbot is a security AI for an expedition trip that is going horribly, horribly wrong. Come for the planetary exploration, stay for the wry wit … Continue reading

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Book review: The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander

The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander My rating: 4 of 5 stars A fictionalized riff on the execution of Topsy the Elephant and the Radium Girls. In which the Radium girls also include sentient elephants with their own … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley

The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is another entertaining entry in Kameron Hurley’s body of work. She has pitched it as “Lesbians! In! Spaaaace!” and it is that, and it is also … Continue reading

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