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A Sullen Coal

Oh, the contempt that winks within you A sullen coal Enslaved to the machinery that enslaves you Although you built it.

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A Tomb’s Chartreuse Dome

A tomb’s chartreuse dome Behind leaves before the sky I’m grateful for them

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Moving Continents

Moving continents Black and clear blue, glowing pink An amazing sky!

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Four Star Book Reviews: Semiosis

Semiosis by Sue Burke Semiosis is less a novel than a book of short stories, each of which recounts another generation of the history of a human colony on an exoplanet. I had trouble with the beginning, but after I … Continue reading

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Willow Leaves Tumble

Willow leaves tumble Until they find a surface Water from a spring

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October Newsletter: The Bread of Doom

…or how tracking my life told me I was abusing coffee and social media So there I was, my nails digging into my palms, my right molars pressed into each other. The air hissed in through my nose as my … Continue reading

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A Thracian Curse

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Five Star Book Reviews: …And I Show You How Deep the Rabbit Hole Goes

…And I Show You How Deep the Rabbit Hole Goes by Scott Alexander This one is just a short story, but what fun it is! A bunch of twenty-somethings take magic pills that give them superpowers, based on a meme … Continue reading

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Protector

Finally I can talk about this! Image Comics has just announced the post-apocalyptic sci-fi comic series PROTECTOR. Written by Simon Roy and Daniel M. Bensen, drawn by Artyom Trakhanov, colors by Jason Wordie and letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. #1 cover by James Stokoe! It … Continue reading

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5 Star Book Reviews: Cetaganda

Cetaganda by Lois McMaster Bujold I re-read this one for I believe the third time. Miles Vorkosigan untangles terrible interstellar political machinations, this time without a fleet of mercenaries. Just with his cousin Ivan. You probably could jump into the … Continue reading

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