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Deluge

I am reviewing the novel Deluge by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough which is a very good book that I bought from a local secondhand bookstore. 273 more words

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Nanowrimo Spotlight: Imaginary World

Good evening! I’ve got another interview for you: Jess is Imaginary World over on the Nanowrimo site and blogs at princessofdragons. Here’s the history of Imaginary World and Nanowrimo: 954 more words

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Book Review: Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey

The encroachment of grass had not come overnight, nor had the Lords awakened one morning recently and decided in a flash not to give all their traditional tithe to the Weyr. 956 more words

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September Bookshelf

I was on a Pern kick last month:
Dragonflight, Dragonquest, Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, Dragondrums, The White Dragon, and The Masterharper of Pern – Anne McCaffrey
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germanium

Wikipedia:

a lustrous, hard, grayish-white metalloid in the carbon group, chemically similar to its group neighbors tin and silicon. Purified germanium is a semiconductor, with an appearance most similar to elemental silicon.

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bauxite

Wikipedia:

an aluminium ore; the world’s main source of aluminium.

Further inland, up the broad navigable riverway, they found adequate lodes of iron, copper, nickel, tin, vanadium, bauxite, and even some germanium, but none of the generous quantities of metals and minerals that would interest a mining consortium.

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vanadium

Wikipedia:

a hard, silvery gray, ductile and malleable transition metal. …┬áIt is mainly used to produce specialty steel alloys such as high speed tool steels.

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