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re: book rec request :boost_requested:, sci-fi canon 

@flydelion I'm a SFF fan (and writer!) and these are some faves.

It doesn't include lots of stuff from the 90s to today, but a lot of the replies already nailed that.

Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie
The Songs of Distant Earth, Arthur C. Clarke
Stars In My Pocket Like Grains of Sand, Samuel Delaney
Journey to the Center of the Earth, by Jules Verne
Sword of Rhiannon, by Leigh Brackett
What Mad Universe, by Frederic Brown
Last and First Men, Olaf Stapledon
Time And Again, by Clifford Simak
Rogue Queen, by L Sprague Decamp
The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury
Stardance, by Spider Robinson
The Dispossessed, by Ursula Le Guin
Hothouse, Brian Aldiss
The Dancers at the End of Time, by Michael Moorcock
To Live Again, Robert Silverberg
The Ship Who Sang, by Anne McCaffrey
A Different Light, Elizabeth Lynn
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
Steel Beach, by John Varley
The Vorkosigan Saga, by
Lois McMaster Bujold
The Martian, by Andy Weir
Space Opera, by Catherynne Valente
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers

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uspol, voting assistance info 

If you have any questions about your voting rights, this is a good place to start:

866ourvote.org/state

they also have a hotline, which might be a good thing to save into your phone, if you plan to vote in person:

866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)

Never leave a polling place without either voting, or calling for help if you are denied or hassled. No matter what.

Please boost. I'll be reposting this, too.

How the *fuck* did I miss "Moonbeam City" five years ago?

If I were to make knitwear (hats, scarves, gloves, wristwarmers) with tiny hidden pockets for quick & subtle security key/ RFID use, would anyone be interested in buying them? Can be very easily customised.

Prices tbd, so feel free to suggest what you'd be willing to pay!

URGENT CROWDFUNDING DUE NOV 4: Providence, RI single mom needs rent money and a new phone; $133/$790 so far; cashapp or paypal 

Teylanii is a single mom and DV survivor who needs a new phone, and for herself and her 5 year old daughter to stay housed.

She needs $590 for rent due November 4 and $200 for a new phone, for a total of $790.

So far at $133/$790.

Cashapp: $roetheboat
Paypal: baegirlb@gmail.com

The Dassenech, known as “People of the Delta,” live on small islands in the mouth of Ethiopia’s Omo River as it flows into Lake Turkana, the largest inland lake in Africa. Isolated from the outside world, they have held on to traditions that have vanished elsewhere in East Africa

I woke up at 6:30 and couldn't tell if it was AM or PM at first.

Winter is here.

Gah, still can't believe it's less than a month before the fabled Teet Yeet. Also can't believe it's been four long years since I first realized I wanna do this. Every damn day, I've thought of it. And it's finally nearly here. Wow.

US election important info (Miami-Dade county, FL) 

Miami-Dade county is reporting 23% of early ballots are being rejected for supposedly missing signatures.

If your ballot was rejected, go to this link for help, you can get someone at the local Dems to help you or you can do it yourself:

miamidadedems.org/cure

surgery supplies 

Laxatives, tube clamps, sleeping pills and pudding -- the weirdest Amazon wishlist I've made yet.

Revised: shaping up to be the quickest, actually.

There is a surgery opening for November 25.

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It's #NationalCatDay here in the U.S. so have a picture of #PartManxFreyja sleeping on my stepladder. This one's from back in July of 2019, just before I moved to Illinois.

Medicaid has approved my top surgery. I don't even know how to feel. Overwhelmed.

I wonder if these next two weeks will be the longest of my life, or the shortest?

Shaping up to be the former.

Gonna skip the playlist again this week - I just don't feel like doing it. 😆

Instead, please take this time to revisit this phenomenal Halloween playlist by @Louisa

open.spotify.com/playlist/7lkM

Hey folks, please remember: Indie games are usually made without the abuse developers suffer at the hands of AAA game publishers. The developers and artists are paid more, get proper credit, and aren't forced to shovel in microtransactions because of corporate meddling. Not to mention they're usually more fun as they're designed with gameplay in mind first (instead of many AAA titles which attempt to psychologically manipulate you into buying microtransactions).

Buy indie games, pirate AAA ones

trust the unknown
claim your place in the void

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hackers.town

A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.