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Douglas Milewski
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Camber the Heretic (1981)
Reading  Camber the Heretic (1981) by Katherine Kurtz, you know what you're getting. We have our same old cast of characters dealing powerlessly and ineffectively with the anti-Deryni backlash that was predicted in book 1. This ain't no feel-good fantasy. O...

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Saint Camber (1978)
Saint Camber (1978) follows up Camber of Culdi , exploring the early reign of the new king. Fearing a backlash against the Deryni, because the king rightfully resents all his horrible treatment at the hands of Camber, Camber fakes his down death, and from t...

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Camber of Culdi (1976)
Camber of Culdi (1976) by Katherine Kurtz demonstrates that one can go beyond a feast of words into a bulk purchase of words delivered on a pallet. The books has a very simple plot. Via false information, the corrupt king fears that Camber and his family ar...

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The Eye of the Heron (1978)
The Eye of the Heron (1978) by Ursula LeGuin is an SF style novel of … wait for it … Ursula LeGuin. If you're holding this book in your hand, you already know what you're in for. Go slow, think about what you're reading, and don't expect Hollywood anything....

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Audophilia Paired to Variations in Biology and Cognitive Sensory Processing
The human form is full of variations, both subtle and gross. These variations are well recognized and accepted. Hair color, eye color, temperament, size, and face shape are part and parcel of how we tell each other apart. Yet, we also know that these traits...

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Daughter of the Bright Moon (1979)
Daughter of the Bright Moon (1979) by Lynn Abbey is the perfect example of a 70's style fantasy while also being an example of feminist fantasy. The feminist fantasy follows the usual story for this period, a woman working hard to get what she wants despite...

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Making Speakers Disappear
The goal of every stereophile is to make the speaker disappear, to become transparent to the music. In this regard, I am blessed, because for me, all speakers are transparent, even bad ones. That's just how my brain works. I don't have to chase the tail of ...

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The Land Across (2013)
The Land Across (2013) by Gene Wolfe takes us to a post-communist, Eastern European country, where the fantasy elements take a back seat to culture shock, archaic technology, and obscure bureaucracies. I couldn't get enough of it. Ostensibly, the book is ab...

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Do You Need a DAC?
Do you need a digital to analog converter (DAC) for your system? If you can hear the flaws in your digital audio, then yes, get a DAC. If you can't hear the flaws in your audio, or you are otherwise happy, then you are unlikely to appreciate the gains from ...

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The Fires of Azeroth (1979)
The Fires of Azeroth (1979) by C. J. Cherryh picks up where the previous book left off, bringing us to a new world all the trouble hitting the fan in the last book, with Morgaine and Vayne slogging through it once again. Functionally, the book is about on p...
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