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About smellincoffee

Citizen, librarian, reader with a boundless wonder for the world and a curiosity about all the beings inside it.

Graphic novels from NASA (!)

From Science 2.0: “In 2010, to celebrate 50 years of Exobiology and Astrobiology research at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) they commissioned a graphic history of the people and events that have shaped the science of nascent Exobiology … Continue reading

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Um….

  So….I’m sampling different translations of The Brothers Karamazov in preparation for December’s  classics reading, and apparently it’s a wacky comedy!    This cover appears as the Kindle edition for the Peavers/Volohonsky translation, which is the one I’m most leaning towards. … Continue reading

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The Sky’s the Limit

Star Trek TNG:  The Sky’s the Limit © 2007 various 400 pages The original Star Trek struggled in ratings, especially after being shifted to a late-evening slot of doom in its third season, and was canceled prematurely in 1969.    It … Continue reading

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What We Left Behind

A few months back I caught wind of the fan-funded What We Left Behind: A Look Back at Deep Space Nine, and naturally  I preordered.  I watched (and loved) it tonight, and though it has nothing to do with books,  … Continue reading

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ST: Constellations

Star Trek: Constellations © 2006 400 pages Forty years after its creation, Star Trek was something of a beast — running two tv shows simultaneously through the nineties and into the early 2000s,  and tempting Paramount with dreams of a … Continue reading

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Queen’s Shadow

Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow ©  2019  E.K. Johnson 400 pages “I suppose we can’t just burn down the whole Senate and start over again with a system that makes sense?” Dormé asked. “I’m fairly certain that would be treason,” Padmé … Continue reading

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How To Be Your Own Bodyguard

How To Be Your Own Bodyguard: Self defense for men and women from a lifetime of protecting clients in hostile environment © 2011 Nick Hughes 326 pages What can you do to protect yourself in the event of a natural … Continue reading

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