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The Ionia Sanction by Gary Corby

The Ionia Sanction is a sequel to The Pericles Commission. It features Nicolaos, the young Athenian who has invented the job of agent in order to learn politics to avoid becoming a sculptor like his father. I liked The Pericles Commission and the only quibble I had...

Senna versus Prost by Malcolm Folley

This past season of Formula One has been the best since 1993. The next season, I think, will be the first where no one on the grid has driven against Senna. Depending on how you feel about Schumacher, it's possible Senna was the last great driver in Formula One....

Tentative Astronomical World Heritage Sites

I'm making a note for myself here, but other might be interested. It's occurred to me there's a very easy way to list sites on the tentative world heritage lists with an explicit astronomical connection. Just search for the word astronomy on the list....

Morning Goldfinch

I had hoped to get photos of a few of them in the snow this morning, but once the camera came out they moved to the feeders. Unusually for me, this is entirely manual. Not just the exposure, but manual focus too. #blog   #birds   Google+: View post on Google+ Share...

A view from the office

They'd dispersed slightly by the time I'd found my 200mm lens, but you can still see some of the circle the sheep on the opposite hill form from time to time. It's like a more pastoral version of a crop circle. #blog   Google+: View post on Google+ Share...