Guest Post: Stephanie Osborn: SPEARED

SPEARED is an acronym that stands for Single-Person Emergency Atmospheric Re-Entry Device. Cool name, huh? What we’re trying to do is to develop what is essentially an ejection seat/escape pod combo for astronauts (or cosmonauts, taikonauts, whoever wants to go into space that might have issues coming home again). We’re still in early stages yet, just very basic research and development, working on what materials we can use, and what shape things need to be in—no, I mean literally, what geometric shapes this stuff needs to have to protect the space travelers in an emergency atmospheric entry, but not either burn ‘em up or skip ‘em off into space.

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Percy’s Boys

In another post  I mentioned Baroness Orczy’s The Scarlet Pimpernel. I think it serves as an example of a story that caught the imagination of the following century, even though the book itself these days is barely readable: dull plot, … Continue reading

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Murder at the Opera: An Aria of Omens by Patrice Greenwood

Patrice Greenwood returns readers to the cozy Wisteria Tearoom with a new mystery set against the dramatic backdrop of Santa Fe’s world-famous Opera. Wisteria Tearoom owner Ellen Rosings coaxes Detective Tony Aragón to go with her to the Santa Fe … Continue reading

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BVC Announces The Aunt Paradox by Chris Dolley

The Aunt Paradox Book 3 of Reeves and Worcester Steampunk Mysteries by Chris Dolley HG Wells has a problem. His Aunt Charlotte has borrowed his time machine and won’t give it back. Now she’s rewriting history! Reggie Worcester, gentleman’s consulting … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday 12/18

WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading. To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? • What … Continue reading

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