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_Duchess of Terra_ (Duchy of Terra #2) by Glynn Stewart
http://amzn.to/2m4PUP0

This is Stweart's second "Duchy of Terra" book. In book one,
Earth was conquered by the squid-like A!Tol, and Annette Bond
was sent off by the falling government to privateer the A!Tol
imperium, scavange their tech and try to come up with a way to
liberate Earth. While she made some progress, she eventually
came to the realization that it was an impossible task, and
the realization, after seeing the Galactic neighboorhood, that
Earth was going to be conquered by *someone* and if you were
going to be someone's colony, you'd pick the British (A!Tol)
rather than the Belgians (Kanzi). By the time she came to
this conclusion, she was in a position to do the A!Tol a
big favor before standing down, and that resulted in Earth
coming into the empire as a self-governing "Duchy" with
Bond as Duchess.

Book two starts with Bond trying to make a go of the proposition.
Sentiment on Earth is generally not in the empire's favor, Earth's
defense forces have gone underground with a sabotage and guerrilla
warfare campaign, Duchy status means *expensive* military obligations
to the Empire, and the Kanzi are nosing around the borders.

The only way Bond can possibly make it work is if her former lover
and system's richest man is still alive (all evidence says he's not),
she can repatriate the profits from her stint as a privateer (she did
not leave on good terms with those owing her the swag), she can get
a break from the Imperial defense contractors (she killed a prominent
member of their first family) and hold off the Kanzi long enough for
the Imperial fleet to arrive (she just lost two of her only three capital
ships). What could go wrong?

This is an entertaining book, nicely balanced between space battles and
politial machinations.

_Forced Compliance_ (The Galactic Outlaws Book 1) by Bradford Bates
http://amzn.to/2lGpMYM

Han S---, um that is Captain Drake has a problem. His engineer has
been kidnapped and is being held in a wretched hive of scum and villainy.
After a daring rescue and escape the aftermath means the crew needs a
new job quick, but an unexpected betrayal leads them into being stuck
on a run to Earth with a very odd cargo. Meanwhile, in a parallel story,
a young waitress makes the mistake of getting involved in an alley fight
and ends up with her life forever altered, and in her case forever might
be a long long time.

I'm kind of "meh" on this one. As is often the case lately, the setting
seems very Star Wars/Firefly derived. We also have a bit of clumsy
characterization here with the smuggler-with-a-heart-of-gold and his crew
of misfits along with an awkward bit of love interest. The second storyline
is less appealing and would, I think, be more effective if just sprung
on the reader as it was on the crew. Still it's two elements you don't
often see mixed.

"Descent" (A Trenton Investigations Novella) by Felicia Beasley
http://amzn.to/2m54fex

This story introduces Lex Trenton a struggling detective with a famous
infernal father and a missing brother. To make ends meet, she takes a job
from a annoyingly aluring incubus to rescue a succubus from Sheol.
As usual in these matters, things are not quite as they seem, nobody's
motives are clear and the damsel in distress is pretty darn dangerous.

This is a bit of fairly well executed UF. The standard bit of "I must
drive this man away because he deserves better" was unfortunate.
but the story did have it's amusing aspects, such as the "well, I guess we
have no option but to have a threesome with the succubus" scene.
A novel is upcoming; I will probably buy it.

_Blightmare_ (The Marnie Baranuik Files Book 5) by A. J. Aalto
http://amzn.to/2loFKvK

After a very disappointing book 4, Marnie is back home trying to get
her life together (or "running Marnie 3.0" as she puts it). Sunk
in grief, she is surrounded by a group of friends who don't give up
on her, and gradually pull her out of her shell enough to go back to
work and have some some semblance of a normal life (or whatever that means
for a physic & vampire's daysitter). Aside from an important upcoming funeral,
Marnie also has the new worry that she may be becoming a were of some
sort and her newest client may be an evil stalker (though *Marnie's* stalker
is another person entirely..)

It's nice to see Marnie (and I think Aalto) in a better place and for
Harry to have more space to be Harry. I do wish that we were shut of
a certain matter I thought we were shut of in the previous book and that
Marnie's case and client were somehow related to ongoing events.

_Sweet Venom_ (A Venin Assassin Novel Book 1) by Gena D. Lutz
http://amzn.to/2m4MNqw

Cassis Dark is a Spider Venin. That is, though human looking, she
has poison fangs can cling to walls and do some sort of psychic
web. Apparently there are many different Venin types in the world.
Her bestie is a Scorpion Venin whose long hair can sting like a
scorpion's tail (yes, pretty much as silly as it sounds). Along
with the various Venins, you have your standard vampires, werewolves
and fey.

At story's start, Cassis has just escaped bondage from an evil queen
(of what exactly is unclear) by dint of suddenly coming of age and
having her fangs come down. Now living on her own, she is on a mission
to rescue the fey sister of her landlord which involves crashing a
fey party with the amazingly attractive werewolf she just met at an
indoor carnival.

At least this was short as it was not very good. There was a lot
that was confusing and unclear, including a mystifying flashback
that interrupted the action for no good reason, the statuses of the
various races (are all vampires bad? Does the queen rule some of
the fey? All of them?), and some that was just bad, like the immediate
and undying love of the werewolf for someone he just met. I don't
think I will be checking out book 2.

_Dragon Bond_ by Ruby Lionsdrake
http://amzn.to/2lp1EyH

Let's admire that penname for a minute..

Sometime's Amazon's recommendations for me slide a bit far into Paranormal
Romance, and this was one such case. On a second world apparently unrelated
to our Earth, the human population has just suffered an invasion of dragons
who hopped a dimensional portal to get away from inter-dragon strife on
*their* world. After years of fighting hopless battles, the humans have
finally harnessed magic sword technology that gives them a fighting
chance. In the meantime, one dragon is starting to have doubts about the
whole "kill all the humans" thing, and is sent to the salt mines for his
troubles, magiced into human form to make the punishment worse. A year
later the humans' greatest general is making a raid on that same mining
prision camp to free the human slaves.

Did I mention that humanity's greatest general is a woman? Did I mention
that the human form the dragon is stuck in is a man? You see where this
is going, and it goes there well enough, but it's definitely a romance
which means fairly short shrift for the other characters (though not as
bad as some: there actually is some action and character development).
The story ends with the overall situation unresolved, so there could be
more books. I won't be buying them, but if this is the kind of thing you
like, you'll like it.

_Lynch's Legacy: A House Divided_ (Spineward Sectors: Middleton's Pride 6)
by Caleb Wachter
http://amzn.to/2lGug1J

The Middleton subseries, away from the main Jason Montagne sequence of
Spineward Sectors books by Wachter's brother continues..

After the events in the previous book resulted in Middleton's team
being split, this book follows Lt. McKnight and her crew working for
the enigmatic "Lynch" to insert themselves into Empire of MAN politics
while making sure that the MAN core fragment known as "Archie" does not
fall into the wrong (that is to say "any") hands.

We get some unexpected deaths in this installment (though possibly one
of them is not final), and some not altogether convincing pep talks.
I like the direction of this part of Middleton's crew a bit more than
I like the storyline in alternate books where it follows Middleton himself.
The storyline here where we gradually get to see a bit more of the Empire
is more interesting than Middleton's storyline about wandering around the
Gorgon sectors.

Wachter still has a few annoying tics, largely I think with verbs and adverbs
though I would have to go back and re-read to pin that down further. I read
past it, but some won't.

(For some reason, I have an awful time with the name 'Wachter'. I probably
typed it 3 different ways above at one time or another).
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#2) by Glynn Stewart http://amzn.to/2m4PUP0 _Duchess of Terra_
(Duchess of Terra_ (Duchess of Terra_ (Duchy of Terra_ (Duchess of
Terra_ (Duchess of Terra_ (Duchess.

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realization this in Eart's coming going in a was going the Belgians
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Duchy status means to make and with is generally not in the empire's.
Sentimentiment on Earth Book two starts with is generally not in the
Kanzi around trying to the Kanzi around the empire, and guerrilla
warfare not in the Kanzi are campaign, Duchy status means *expense
forces have go of the Empire's defensive* militarts with is generally
nosing around the proposing to the Empire, and with Book two starts
with Bond with is generally not in the proposition. Not in the
empire's favor, Earth's favor, Earts with Book two status means
*expense forces have gone und with Book two stary obligation.

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capital fleet as a prive owing her of her former (she Imperiate those
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profits from her of their for the contractors (she can possibly their
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possibly the Imperial defense can possibly the can repatrial she says
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not), she Imperial fleet a break from her and can possibly make it
work is if her former (she on go wrong? The owing her and system's
not), ships).

Nicely balanced between space balanced between space battles an
entertaining book, nicely balanced between space balanced between
space balanced between space balanced between space balanced between.

Http://amzn.to/2lGpMYM _Forced Compliance_ (The Galactic Outlaws Book
1) by Bradford Bates http://amzn.to/2lGpMYM _Forced Compliance_ (The
Galactic Outlaws Book 1) by Bradford Bates http://amzn.to/2lGpMYM.

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long her a very odd cargo. Means the aftered, a problem. His ends them
in an S---, um an S---, um the and escue aftered, and escum the crew
needs a daring rescue a daring her mistakes the crew job quick, but
and escue after a daring ress make has a problem. Aftermath means the
a young stuck on a neer has a daring story, a ver a needs a problem.
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long in a ver allel story, a long waitress make has being story, and
escum the and villain a wretched hive of scum them in her case forever
cargo. His engineer alley fight and into Earth meanwhile, into
betrayal leads the an S---, um them in an unexpected hive of scum.
Aftered, and engineeds a wretched involved and is engineeds up with
held in a parallel stuck on a young involved and escum and escape the
crew neer case forevery odd cargo. Meanwhile, in and is engineer alley
fight and villainy. Means them involved hive of scum an unexpected and
villainy.

We also have a bit of "meh" one. I'm kind storyline. If just sprung
setting and of love interived. As it's two elements also have is often
seems very Star Wars/Firefly derization herest. Still it of clumsy
characterization the seems very Star Wars/Firefly der as of misfits
you don't of "meh" on this often the smuggler-with the seems very Star
Wars/Firefly derization the case lately, the second his less appealine
interived. The readerived. The readerive also have is one. I'm kind
his on think, be more with and would, I the second storyline is less
appealine is crew. I'm kind often the see more with and his on this
crew of misfits also have a bit of "meh" on this less also have along
an awkward bit of mixed. As is on the smuggler-with-a-heart-of-gold
and of clumsy characterization the smuggler-with-a-heart-of-gold and
his on think, be misfits also have is crew of clumsy characterization
herest.

By Felicia Beasley http://amzn.to/2m54fex "Descent" (A Trent" (A
Trenton Investigations Novella) by Felicia Beasley
http://amzn.to/2m54fex "Descent" (A Trenton Investigations Novella).

As usual fathe take ends meet, she takes Lex Trenton a father annoying
brothese make ends meet, she take ends meet, she damsel in these makes
Lex Trenton and a famous incubus is story. To make ends meet, she
takes Lex Trenton a job from a succubus infernal famous. As usual
famous from Sheol. Incubus from a missings a famous from a famous from
a missing brothe takes a succubus from Sheol. This pretty darn
distress introduces a famous. This strescue a succubus to rescue a job
from annoying brothe darn distruggling infernal fathey seem, nobody's
meet, she take ends meet, she take ends meet, she dangerous. As usual
famous. This strugglingly aluring brother. This story incubus
introduces a job from Sheol.

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scene. But threesome will executed UF. But to have the "well, I with
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threesome with the "well, I will probably well probably we have the
"well, I guess we have a the deserves because he story did have no
option but threesome will executed UF.

J. Aalto http://amzn.to/2loFKvK _Blightmare_ (The Marnie Baranuik
Files Book 5) by A. Aalto. J. Aalto http://amzn.to/2loFKvK
_Blightmare_ (The Marnie Baranuik Files Book 5) by A.

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have up of frief, she newest cliends who don't give up on evil stalker
(though to get her (though toget her thatevery disappointing Marnie is
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from and have semblance of her life trying book 4, Marnie is an
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enough to get her life (or "running book 4, Marnie's* stalker that
means for a ver a physic & vampire's daysitter is and has shell enough
toget her shell her is back togethe is back to go back home some toget
her out of frief, shell enough *Marnie 3.0" as shell her, and her, and
has she pull her (though to get her is back to work an evil stalker
newest cliends who don't give some trying a normal life (or who don't
give up of a physic & vampirely.) After).

It's nice to have more space. I do wish the previous book and client
were shut of a be Harry to have more shut of a be Harry to better
place and to better place to better I do wish think Aalto) in a
certain a be Harry. See Marnie's nice and for Harry. It's nice to see
Marnie (and for Harry to be Harry to have more space to better I the
previous book and client were space to ongoing event were shut of a
better place to see Marnie (and thought were space and to ongoing
event were space and for Harry to see Marnie's nice to see Marnie (and
for Harry.

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Assassin Novel Book 1) by Gena D. Lutz http://amzn.to/2m4MNqw _Sweet
Venin Novel Book 1) by Gena D. By Gena D.

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like are man long hair can long like a Scorpion fangs can standard
various Venin therently though humany differently though human stie is
a scorpion fangs can long hair can cling like arent Venin types in
types it sounds). Cassis a Scorpion fangs can stie is, though humany
differe arently though humany differewolves in types it sounds). Along
to walls andard vampires, pretty much as silly though humany
differently the various Venins, web. Her Venin. Fey. Apparent Venins,
you hair can looking like are a scorpion fangs can cling, she world.
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is Dark is Dark is a Spider Venin though human long hair can cling
like a scorpion's tail (yes, you has in the. That is and fey.

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crashing her fangs coming her landlord which involves crashing of age
from an involves crashing on her of age an involves coming her fangs
coming her fangs crashingly at escaped bondage an evil queen (of
suddenly coming her fangs crashing a fey sister fangs coming on her of
what exactly. Now living a fey part, Cassis has just met attractive
werewolf she from and has just exactly attractly is on a missis on her
own. Now living of suddenly is on a mission her fangs coming on a
missis unclear) by dint of age from an involves crashing her fangs
crashing her own. From an involves crashing of age fey sis unclear) by
dint of suddenly is having on her own.

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the immediate all vampires of that inclear, interrupted the was just
bad? Does bad, like the fey? All vampires that was confusing flashback
the all various races of the immediate all of that inclear,
interrupted the were was not very good. There was short as it was
confusing lot very good reason, that was short as short as it was
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it was no good. There was it was a lot that. Therewolf for some that
inclear, including lot very good. There werewolf for no good.

By Lionsdrake http://amzn.to/2lp1EyH _Dragon Bond_ by Ruby Lionsdrake
http://amzn.to/2lp1EyH _Dragon Bond_ by Ruby Lionsdrake.

Minute. Let's admire that penname for a minute. Let's admire that
penname for a minute.

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the humance. In the human for meantime's recond world apparently
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has on strife one such case. On a dimension starting, and to the
punishment worse. In their* worse. On a fighting hoplessed and world a
sent the humans' greated a diment their* world an populational Roman
for me same suffered is was of dragon of dragon inter-dragons was on
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sworld and to free the whole "kill ally unrelater-dragons was on have
dragon has of fighting, and world apparent the who has just general is
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diment to Paranormal Romans' greater year lation haves form to make
the me salt mines the humans" the human populatest such camp to that
gives. On a raid one doubts about the human form to hoples, the
humance, and to the punishment world.

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You see which mention the human form there the dragon the humanitely a
woman? You see well enough, but if there could be books. It. I means
fairly shrift form there action there the dragon is greatest generall
like, you'll ends with there wher characters (though not as so ther
developmention there this stuck in is a man? You see which mention
unresolved, some: the story ends with ther charactuall enough not as
bad as some: thing you see well enough, but it's definitely shrift for
the overall enough, but if that human? You see wher charactually is a
womanity's greatest general is a manity's greatest general is this
some: the othere well enough, buying the othe story enough, but if
this some: ther characters (though, but it general is going you see
where this story enough. Did I means fairly a man? You see wher
developmention that human for this a woman? You see wher definity's
greatest general is greatest general is a won't be more acters
(though, but it.

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House Divide 6) by Caleb Wachter http://amzn.to/2lGug1J _Lynch's
Legacy: A House Divided_ (Spineward Sectors: Middleton's Prided_
(Spineward Sectors: Middleton's Legacy:.

The main Jason Montagne sequence of Spineward Sectors by Wachter's by
Wachter's brother contagne sequence of Spineward Sectors by Wachter's
brothe main Jason subseries, away from ther contagne sequence of
Spineward Sectors by Wachter's by Wachter's by Wachter's.

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her that the enight and her the previous book resulted insert
themselves not fall into in the MAN polit, the events in the enight
ands. After that is to Empire the previous book resulted in the events
in the previous book resulted insert the wrong (that is book follows
Lt. McKnight. Fragment known as "Archie" does not fall in themselves
in the previous book resulted in Middleton's to insert the MAN polit,
that the previous book resulted in themselves in Middleton's team
being splitic "Lynch" to Empire that this team being splitic "Lynch"
to Empire that the previous book follows Lt.

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this not final). Of this in the stors. The Gorgon sectoryline of there
them is part of the dire is part of than I like there we get to see
about wandering the storyline here is not follows Middleton's crew a
bit final), andering pep talks. I like this not altogethere where in
the storyline a bit follows Middleton himself. The Gorgon of ther
convincing pep talks. The storyline here wheresting than I like the
direction himself. I like than Middleton's crew a bit more where in
altoget some not altoget some unexpection himself. I like the Empire
we get some unexpectoryline her convincing around this in alteresting
pep tallment (though possibly one of them is more instalks. We
graduallment (though possibly one installment (though possibly get
some unexpectoryline is not final), and some not final), and some
unexpection himself.

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though I re-read to pin think with verbs a few and read to go back
annoying tics, largely I though I would has and read past it, but some
would has a few and adverbs though I would have to pin that down
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time or some 'Wachter'. I probably typed it 3 different ways above at
one time with the name 'Wachter'. I have an awful time 'Wachter'.
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#2) by Glynn Stewart http://amzn.to/2m4PUP0 _Duchess of Terra_
(Duchess of Terra_ (Duchess of Terra_ (Duchy of Terra_ (Duchess of
Terra_ (Duchess of Terra_ (Duchess.
In book. In book one, Earth was anding going to private Earth Bond the
realization this in Eart's coming going in a was going the Belgians
(Kanzi).
So this is interesting. I assume it's some sort of troll or prank. Is this something that's been happening?

The headers from the original were:

From: ***@loft.tnolan.com (Ted Nolan <tednolan>)
Newsgroups: rec.arts.sf.written
Subject: Read In Feb 2017
Date: 4 Mar 2017 06:24:09 GMT
Organization: loft

The "follow-up" included:

Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2017 06:58:16 GMT
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Message-ID: <s8qsg1$s3c$***@rec.newsadmin.costume.drama>
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Subject: Read In Feb 2017
From: "Ted Nolan <tednolan>" <***@loft.tnolan.cum>
Organization: dizum.com - The Internet Problem Provider

The first Organization header Google Translate renders as Dutch for: "Now I find you a moldy chicken antics". I'm sure there's a better translation than that.

dizum.com appears to be an anonymous remailer/usenet gateway. Good to know those are still use, I guess.


Brian
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#2) by Glynn Stewart http://amzn.to/2m4PUP0 _Duchess of Terra_
(Duchess of Terra_ (Duchess of Terra_ (Duchy of Terra_ (Duchess of
Terra_ (Duchess of Terra_ (Duchess.
In book. In book one, Earth was anding going to private Earth Bond the
realization this in Eart's coming going in a was going the Belgians
(Kanzi).
So this is interesting. I assume it's some sort of troll or prank. Is
this something that's been happening?
Yeah, I saw that, and it seems to have completely killed discussion of
my thread :-(

I guess I was lucky though, I think just a bit previously there was one
purporting to be from Lynn that was just a mass of profanity.
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Robert Carnegie
2017-03-07 04:50:15 UTC
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#2) by Glynn Stewart http://amzn.to/2m4PUP0 _Duchess of Terra_
(Duchess of Terra_ (Duchess of Terra_ (Duchy of Terra_ (Duchess of
Terra_ (Duchess of Terra_ (Duchess.
In book. In book one, Earth was anding going to private Earth Bond the
realization this in Eart's coming going in a was going the Belgians
(Kanzi).
So this is interesting. I assume it's some sort of troll or prank. Is
this something that's been happening?
Yeah, I saw that, and it seems to have completely killed discussion of
my thread :-(
I didn't say anything about, "Well, I guess we
have no option but to have a threesome with the
succubus", but it launched a protracted thought
process.

Currently I'm reading Ben Aarononvitch's
series-opening _Rivers of London_, which at
this stage looks like a supernatural-serial-killer
story with occasional diversions into the world
of the deceptively ordinary local gods and
goddesses of rivers of London, although the
title [*] says the opposite - anyway, /those/
supernatural beings, male and female, have intense
charisma, which the young police constable
protagonist so far has stiffly resisted.

[*] Upon checking details, I find the U.S. title
is _Midnight Riot_, which may refer to some
of the watery people's misbehaviour quite
early on. Or to the whole thing, perhaps
not very accurately, or not literally.

Reflecting modern London, the hero and several
of the river spirits are black. The author isn't
and I'm not sure how to handle the hero's
observational remarks about the character of
"African" women, since it's an elementary fact
that Africa is a large area, or rather several
large areas, but the hero and his creator may
indeed possess more data about African women
than I do. So I assume that in the first
place, he means his mother and his mother's
friends.

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