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Spider Beast

Arita’s deadly fight for survival with a horrifying new creature as she struggles to escape the treacherous Engaro cult.
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The Daisen

Ignoring lessons of lives lost on the generational ship Daisen and fueled by pride and the unexpected attack on Wanshi, the Tianshen are demanding war!


Nic of Tar feels the weight of his heritage and fears he will lose it all to the bugbear Wartooth and the Tianshen’s hunger for war.


Billion-dollar smartphone applications don’t hold a candle to classical Buddhist mantras when it comes to challenging the mind to Keep Calm and Be Still.

Keep Calm and Spend Money

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Mellowed links and The Vote

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Endurance and The Coronavirus

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Galaxy crossing science fiction space operas are pure fantasy. Sure, we call them science fiction because they have spaceships and plasma rifles, but there i…

Putting an End to Hibernation in Sci-Fi

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