Book Reviews 2005 (3-8)

A phlethora of small book reviews this time around, as I got to do a fair amount of reading on my trip to, around, and back from NYC and its environs.
The Heretic Kings, by Paul Kearney
The Wild Machines, The Book of Ash Part 3, by Mary Gentle
The Burning City, by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
To Sail Beyond the Sunset, by Robert Heinlein
Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!, by Robert Feynman
Tinker, by Wen Spencer

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Ire #11: Ash Wednesday


Hi everyone! After a week off thanks to my trip to NY, we are back with Game IRE. I had a plethora of choices for this one, but I have settled on the Christian tradition of Ash Wednesday as this week’s topic.
Ash Wednesday, for the uninitiated, is the beginning of the forty days of Lent which precede Easter Sunday. (Mardi Gras/Carnival takes place on the last day before Ash Wednesday). Ash Wednesday is a somber day, where many sacrifice something prized until the Easter holiday arrives. And thus we have a Game IRE.

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