Happy Snak | Aliens need snack food too

Happy Snak by Nicole Kimberling is one of those serendipitous finds that crosses one’s path all too seldom.  I came across it in one of the newsletters that I subscribe to and the synopsis intrigued me immediately. The book was even better than the synopsis.

The story revolves around Gaia Jones, an entrepreneur who’s only desire is to make a name for her snack bar on A-Ki station. Unfortunately fate interferes when she rushes to the aid of a dying alien. And not just any alien, but Kenjan, the lover of the alien leader, Oziru. Events take an even stranger turn when Oziru asks Gaia to be the guardian of Kenjan’s ghost. Trapped between the human government and alien authorities on A-Ki station, Gaia can’t refuse their generous offer of a new shop in return for her services as guardian. After all, how much trouble can one alien ghost be?

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Fleshing out ideas | Part 2

It’s been more than a week again and I am still working on my next t-shirt design as and when there is  time. I still find it amazing that more often than not, what started of as a good idea in my head, turns out to be completely different once it’s on paper. As a reminder here is my initial preparation sketch for this idea (click on the images to see the larger view). After much tweaking, quite a bit has changed from my original idea.

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Dante Valentine | Urban fantasy meets Cyberpunk

When I first read on of Lilith Saintcrow’s books, I thought she was enjoyable enough, but not one of those authors I would put on my “must have” list. That was until I read the first Dante Valentine book, Working for the Devil. I didn’t know much about the series, but thought I should at least read the first book to see whether it was worth getting the rest. Was I in for a surprise! This book is gritty, brash and just like the main character, takes no prisoners.
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Oh look, a squirrel! and some interesting stealth items.

Yes, I’m still here. It’s been a bit crazy since I’ve signed up for some contract work, but I promise to keep the blog updated as and when I can with interesting bits and pieces.

Speaking of which – I came across some great anti-theft devices while surfing (and generally just bumming around) the intrawebs. As an avid gadgeteer, the thought of someone nicking my toys is utterly horrifying and I’ll go to great lengths to protect said toys. And here is where I have to admit that my food is included in that statement.  Below is my list of must haves to conceal your tech and sammiches. More

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Bent Objects

This week’s random pretties come from Terry Border’s blog. Terry is a sculptor that takes everyday objects and transforms them into thought provoking characters.  The characters and situations he creates are funny, quirky, sometimes sad but always offer some commentary on life that is worth considering. His unusual imagery had me chuckling delightedly while browsing through his blog.

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