Nov 28, 2015

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I received some good news this week, Stephen Hunt, author of one of my favourite series the 'Jackelian' series has released a new book in his 'Sliding Void' Sci-Fi series.   Anomalous Thrust (Sliding Void #4) has now hit the bookshops!  I was sent an A.RC. so hope to have it finished and have a review up soon.

Anomalous Thrust is the 4th book in Sliding Void series. It's a completely stand-alone adventure, not directly linked to the first three books (although Anomalous Thrust is set chronologically a year after the end of the previous books). It's also full novel-sized, rather than novella-sized. 

Even though it's a stand-alone adventure you may wish to start at the beginning,  Sliding Void #1 is currently free for download from...  Kindle USA, Kindle UK, Kobo, Smashwords 




  • Thanksgiving Is a Taste of Home 
  • Someone Animated These Old Book Covers , And They Look Amazing
  • Workers strike over plans to turn libraries into gyms
  • Wyoming is doing wonderful things with e-books
  • The UK Has Its Very First Professor of Comics
  • Author and artist to open Highbury bookshop
  • Circuit Board Tattoos That Actually Work Will Bring Your Cyborg Fantasies To Life



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Thanksgiving Is a Taste of Home 


desiringgod.org - When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of home, and when I think of home. Friends, let this Thanksgiving be a taste of home. Make your family’s traditional foods, watch your family’s traditional movies, and play your family’s traditional games. And when a twinge of longing attaches to your thanks-giving, remember that this was set in our hearts by the great Giver. Read more...


Someone Animated These Old Book Covers , And They Look Amazing


the-digital-reader - For a period of time in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, abstract book covers dominated nonfiction publishing. This blogger had long believed that the covers were created under the influence of psychotropic drugs, and now thanks to the following video we can all see what the cover designers were seeing all those years ago. View here...

Workers strike over plans to turn libraries into gyms


thebookseller.com - Lambeth library workers walked out of work yesterday (Wednesday 18th November) in a protest over plans to convert three libraries into ”healthy living centres,” the Evening Standard has reported. Last week library workers held a ballot to strike over plans to turn Carnegie, Minet and either Tate South or Durning libraries into healthy living centres with reduced library service in buildings which will be leased to Greenwich Leisure Limited, the social enterprise company that runs Lambeth’s leisure centres. Read more...

Wyoming is doing wonderful things with e-books


goodereader.com - Wyoming is in the process of combining the e-book collections of their State Library system and the University of Wyoming. This is one of the first times that the central library system has partnered with a major school in order to offer far more digital content than they could ever do as singular entities. The Cloud Library CloudLink service allows users from the UW and WYLD library systems to access the complete e-book collections from both systems and to check out available materials. Read more...

The UK Has Its Very First Professor of Comics


io9.com - There are many university-level art and literature courses that revolve around the history and creation of comic books—but Lancaster University in England has just hired the first Professor in the country to specifically teach comics. And surprisingly, he has an even cooler title than “Professor of Comics” on his resume. Read more...

Author and artist to open Highbury bookshop


thebookseller.com - Author Betsy Tobin and artist Tessa Shaw are to open Ink@84, the “independent bookshop of the future” in London's Highbury next month. The "stunning architect-designed" shop will open in Highbury, Islington and will feature dedicated retail and cafĂ© areas and free wi-fi. The shop will sell "highly curated" front-list literary fiction and non-fiction with the "best" new commercial releases. The shop will also sell "outstanding" coffee from Shoreditch microbrewers Nude Coffe and a bespoke selection of wines and microbrews from Highbury Vintners. Read more...



Circuit Board Tattoos That Actually Work Will Bring Your Cyborg Fantasies To Life


gizmodo.com - There’s a common misconception that tattoos are only a way to express your individuality (just like everyone else does), or only serve as loving tributes to moms. But they have practical medical applications too, especially now that circuit board temporary tattoos exist. Read more...

SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 


This flash drive doesn’t look like anything special at first blush, but hit one button, and it transforms into tiny wireless media server, allowing you to pull up files on any of your devices, including phones and tablets.  That means next time you travel, you can stream movies to your tablet or store photos from your phone without filling up your device’s precious onboard storage. SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 32GB, Wireless Flash Drive for Smartphones, Tablets and Computers (SDWS4-032G-G46) Check it out...



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