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Quote of the day from our international brain scince convening is by Dan Sumrock, addiction specialist in Tennessee:

"I'm not trying to save their souls; I'm trying to save their asses."

For more on his approach to addiction treatment:
https://acestoohigh.com/2017/05/02/addiction-doc-says-stop-chasing-the-drug-focus-on-aces-people-can-recover/

Are there any really good rpg stores in Nashville?

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Holy crap! That frontpiece was a surprise!
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5/21/17
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Fate of Tekumel for Free RPG Day
Starting at 6 PM on Saturday, June 17, I'll be running a Fate of Tékumel game for Free RPG Day at Source Comics and Games in Roseville, MN. The game session is titled "Lords of the Latter Times". This will be a free-wheeling Barsoomian style adventure in th...

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Noble Knight came through, as usual, and Veins of the Earth arrived well-packed and in perfect shape. And the book is lending a pleasant new book perfume to the air (unlike, let's say, Coriolis). 
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If you're interested in Space Opera you should really do yourself a favor and check out the links at the Tor site. 
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Busy week at Tor Dot Com ! It's Space Opera Week ! Among the many offerings: Iain M. Banks , women authors of space opera , creating a space opera universe , classic space opera universes  (sadly, no classics like "Doc" Smith or Jack Williamson in that list...

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China Mieville on the events that inspired his new book, October.

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Just finished the first third of Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Shattered Chain, which I gather is the most conventional story (i.e., action-adventure) of this novel in three parts. So far, so good!
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5/16/17
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Questions of scale...
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Donna Barr and Mike Ford in the same issue! As a kid I guess I never fully appreciated The Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society.
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5/13/17
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