Author Archives: Margaret McGaffey Fisk

5 Interesting Links for 01-22-2021

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Innovation (Anthropology) New genetic techniques reveal a civilization thought lost in the Indus Valley region, the Harappans, lives on in the modern inhabitants. (Via David Bridger) https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/09/genome-nearly-5000-year-old-woman-links-modern-indians-ancient-civilization Librarians (Interesting People) … Continue reading

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Contaminant Six by Joseph R. Lallo

If you’ve ever wondered whether the Free-Wrench series can be read out of order, I guess it can. Somehow, I got turned around and read the sixth book before the fifth. Though I had a couple of places where I … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No. 239: Music and Science

Music is clearly one of my interests considering how many smiles involve it and the strange instruments people use. This time, however, music links with another interest of mine: science. I’m including two videos with this post to reflect both … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 01-15-2021

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Diplomacy (Anthropology) The anthology containing my story A Magical Brew was inspired by the influence of beer on civilization. When I saw this article, I couldn’t pass up the chance … Continue reading

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A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

I finished reading A Deadly Education (The Scholomance #1) last week, and thoroughly enjoyed it, but reviewing the book turned out to be a struggle. When I try to describe it to people I think would enjoy the story, the … Continue reading

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