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Existence

Brin, David
A garbage collector astronaut recovers an interesting piece of orbiting debris.

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"Why is the future always ... in the future?"

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Gerald snorted, "No tanks."
"You're welcome," Akana chuckled.

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Would you like us to teach you Morse code?"

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"It's a goddamned chain letter!"

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6/2024

Thereby Hangs A Tail

Quinn, Spencer
Chet and Bernie Mystery, #2. The Little Detective Agency is hired to protect a dog show contestant. Then fired. Then hired again. It's all very confusing!

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6/2024

Tiamat's Wrath

Corey, James S. A.
The Expanse, #8. Duarte's daughter makes a friend. Bobbie kicks total ass. Cara and Xan make an appearance.

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"Just part of the donkey show."
"Dog and pony," Holden said. Then, seeing her reaction, "The phrase is dog and pony show."
"Sure it is," she said.

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"...By the time I found out about it, I already wasn't dead..."

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Survival of the fittest was a technical term that covered a lot more close-enough-is-close-enough than actual design.

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"You're never going to convince me that this whole 'sky' thing isn't fucking creepy. I like my air held in by something I can see, thank you very much."

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6/2024

Dog On It

Quinn, Spencer
Chet and Bernie Mystery, #1. A teenager missing, possibly kidnapped, and the boys are on the job!

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6/2024

Persepolis Rising

Corey, James S. A.
The Expanse, #7. Duarte comes out of hiding. Holden sells the Rocinante.

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Chrisjen Avasarala sat in a wheelchair at the back of the hall, eating pistachios and pretending to be dotty so that people left her alone.

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The sad fact of the human species that High Consul Duarte understood so well was that you could never overcome tribalism and jingoism with an argument. Tribalism was an irrational position, and it was impossible to defeat an irrational position with a rational argument.

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She found herself craving a pipeful of marijuana, even though she hadn't smoked in decades. -- They still called it that?

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6/2024

Babylon's Ashes

Corey, James S. A.
The Expanse #6. Hogan vs. the Free Navy. Who is gonna win?

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"Thank you, Captain," the acting ruler of Earth said and signed off.
Silence filled the deck. "You notice how she didn't say anything obscene or offensive?" Holden said.
"Did notice that."
Holden took a deep breath. "That can't be good."

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6/2024

Of Mutts And Men

Quinn, Spencer
Chet and Bernie Mystery #10 The diminishing aquifer seems to be the subject.

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"Whew," Mindy Joe said. "Thought for a second there you were having a stroke."
"That was last week," said Mr. Parsons.

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5/2024

Paw And Order

Quinn, Spencer
Chet and Bernie Mystery #7 They start out (in the book) in Louisiana, decide to "Go East" to D.C, where Suzie is.

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5/2024

Tail Of Vengeance

Quinn, Spencer
Chet and Bernie Mystery #0.3/#5.2 The Little Detective Agency is reluctantly get hired to get the goods on a possibly cheating boyfriend. At least, that is where it starts out.

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5/2024

The Iggy Chronicles, Volume One

Quinn, Spencer
Chet and Bernie Mystery #5.1 Oh no, what happened to Iggy, he's disappeared!

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5/2024

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