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The Space Between the Stars
The Space Between the Stars | Anne Corlett
48 posts | 40 read | 97 to read
The Space between the Stars by Anne Corlett is an enthralling novel of love, the choices we make, and what it means to be human. It's also a dramatic road-trip across the stars, as a woman journeys across a plague-ravaged universe to the place she once called home, and the man she once loved.It was the end of days, but a new beginning After a virus wipes out most of humanity, Jamie leaves her isolated posting on the planet Soltaire and heads for Earth. She feels compelled to reach the Northumberland coast, to see if her ex-partner Daniel is still alive. Joining a band of misfits and fellow survivors, each with their own agenda, she struggles to understand her place in this new world. She'll wrestle with loss and heartache in order to gain one last chance at happiness. And when she reaches earth, Jamie will face something that could destroy that precious second chance - for all of them.
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throwmeabook
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Nothing like some 80‘s hits and a new book at #schoolpickup to brighten up this gloomy day 💕📚🎼🚀

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lisakoby
Mehso-so

Interesting and reasonably written, with an protagonist that isn‘t so much whiny but as chronically indecisive, and rather annoyingly expecting certainty from everyone else.

#scifi

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lisakoby
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New audiobook...the main complaint seems to be that the protagonist is whiny but that isn‘t coming across as strongly in the audio version.

#audiobook #booklove #scifi

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imyril
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I still can‘t walk past this book on a shelf without pausing and considering chucking out all my reading plans while I take time for a reread. Loved it so much.

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jouleian
Bailedbailed

Ok...I normally am pretty tolerant and fair with books BUT I couldn't get around how completely and utterly whiny the main character was. Maybe I'm just not being fair bc I keep pretty high standards for scifi...but I just couldn't do it. I shouldn't have to be as patient with a book as I am my two 3yr olds.

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OffTheBeatenShelf.com
Mehso-so

Good, but not great. Some of the individual scenes were good, though it just left something to be desired overall. I almost felt like it was so similar to Station 11 in theme that they could almost be part of a series.

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valeriegeary
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A fitting book for today's eclipse! #greatamericansolareclipse #starryeyed #sunandmoon

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PandaPanda
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Pickpick

I ended up loving this. A little slow to start, it tackles the apocalyptic scenario of what would happen if a disease wipes out most of the worlds population. Set in the future with different planets, space travel, and advanced technology. It's really about humanity with some romance and drama thrown in. So glad I read this even though it hasn't been super popular.

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shaddowhawke

"Who said anything about easy? But it's all you can do, isn't it? Live today. Then the next day. And the one after that. Unless you're inclined to jump off the nearest cliff, of course, but surviving is fairly addictive. Do it once and you get more determined to keep on doing it."

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Laughterhp
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Pickpick

This book turned out really good. I had some misgivings when I first started reading it and almost bailed, but I'm so glad I didn't. It just started out slow. Think Station Eleven in space! A lot of talk about god, because a virus wiped out most of the human race, but the main protagonist wasn't a heavy believer so it was palatable for me.

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JenP
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love this but it was not meant to be. If you are looking for a light summer read it would be fine. The concept was cool but it was filled with cliches and overdone tropes. I had been interested in the concept of how someone might handle being completely alone while they attempt to find others but Jamie finds out there are others almost immediately. The romance was pretty lukewarm & lots of over the top stuff happened. Meh

JenP I did win this as a #readitforward giveaway so that was nice. I think if you aren't looking for a serious or deeply thought provoking book, you might enjoy it. 2y
Cinfhen Appreciate your honest and thoughtful review 💗 2y
JenP @Cinfhen sorry it couldn't be more positive. 2y
JenP @BookishMarginalia I'm glad you feel the same way! 2y
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readingallthetime
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It was a struggle to finish this. I had high hopes but it was too slow paced and perhaps it was the narrator that made it so. I increased the speed to 1.5x. Maybe it would have been better as a novella ?? Three stars

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Suetara
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About halfway through this book and loving it! The book is scratching the same reading itch that Station Eleven did for me: an apocalypse novel that asks big questions in a beautifully written way.

Cinfhen Sounds great! 2y
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JenP
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#aliensexist #90sinJuly

Not sure if aliens exist in this book but I had this on hand and very few other alien 👽 books. If they do exist, they will be in the space between the stars.

Cinfhen Premise sounds good! #somanybookssolittletime 2y
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coffeenebula
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Staycation/extended pre-birthday weekend going strong with Buddhist group meditation, brunch with my husband, yard work and now a break in the shade with a few of my favorite things #bookandbrew I'm enjoying this book - wondering what it did to earn a 50% rating!

Mimi28 Happy Birthday 🎁🎉🎂🎊🎈 Enjoy your weekend!! 2y
coffeenebula Thanks @Mimi28 it isn't until Wednesday but I'm a firm believer in getting an early start 😉 2y
Mimi28 Sounds like a great plan!! ❤️❤️ 2y
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Melwilk I see you are drinking Great Lakes! I live in NE Ohio, and I love my Great Lakes beer 💕 2y
coffeenebula @Melwilk Great Lakes is awesome! 🍺 2y
OrangeMooseReads Happy Birthday! Great Lakes Elliot Ness is so good. 2y
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LittlePixels
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Sometimes it's ok to #judgeabookbyitscover 😍😍😍 Really looking forward to this one! #libraryholdftw #weekendread

myers85 Beautiful cover and I also love the title of the book. Hope you enjoy it 😊 2y
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Miznanner
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Planning my weekend reading while waiting for my bloody slow laptop to boot up...grrrr....No snacks yet but there are some blackberries calling my name...#litsypartyofone

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TorieStorieS
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Pickpick

Wow! What an amazing read! Didn't really know what to expect from this, but I totally loved this book that's rather hard to categorize into a genre! It's sci-fi but also about relationships, the end of the world and finding what's important.... #SplashIntoSummerReads #HideAndSeek

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imabusybee
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Mehso-so

The first half was great..the end , was just flat
Not my cup of tea.

ferskner This got awful reviews, glad I skipped it. 2y
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BookishMarginalia
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Pickpick

Fine dystopian novel. What happens when a deadly virus turns 99.999% of the galaxy's population to dust? Not as horribly depressing as it sounds, surprisingly enough. #Berkley #AnneCorlett #Debut

Megabooks Sold! 2y
coffeenebula Just got my copy from the library today! Eeeeep! 😍 2y
BethFishReads Just got the audio of this! 2y
VicariousBookworm I loved this one! 😍 2y
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readingallthetime
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My next book. I set it aside for a library audio book. I'm starting today.

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JenP
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#riotgrams #celestial
One day I will get to this. 4321 is taking me forever to read. It's really good but it requires a book monogamy that is not typical for me. I've had to abandon other books while I make my way through 4321.

Perhaps this will be my next read.

Laalaleighh 😂😂😂 book monogamy. I love that term. 2y
JenP @Laalaleighh 😂. I'm not very good at it either 2y
Laalaleighh @JenP I need an open relationship with my books! #bookswinger 🙈 2y
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tstan 🤣I have a confession to make. I'm a book polygamist, too. Yesterday I was with Neil Gaiman, Salman Rushdie and Sebastian Faulks. Today, it's Rushdie and Fumiko Enchi. Yes, I get around. And I'll do it again! 2y
JenP @Laalaleighh ha ha! 2y
JenP @tstan me too (normally). But 4321 is particularly needy. You will like it too 2y
BookishMarginalia I'm with @Laalaleighh and @tstan -- in fact, I'm all for book polyamory! 2y
Laalaleighh @BookishMarginalia hear! hear! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
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BookishMarginalia
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Happy Tuesday, dear Littens! Just hours left before opening our #SummerSantaGoesPostal #SummerSolsticeBookExchange 📦! Can't wait!

A big welcome to all the #bookstagrammers who have joined us in the last few days! We hope you love it here! And we are so looking forward to seeing all your beautiful photos!

Leniverse It's a good thing we're spread over multiple time zones, isn't it. Your notifications will be going crazy. 😂 2y
inked.delights Thank you so much! 😊 I am already loving the Litsy community! So many kind people 🤗 2y
LeahBergen The new #bookstagram people are going to be wondering what's going on with all the gift opening. 😂😂 2y
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robinb Can't wait...so excited! 2y
Zelma @LeahBergen yes, I was thinking that earlier today! 😆 2y
Bookzombie I can't wait!! 💃🏼 2y
Rachellynnwright Oh man it looks like I missed something awesome!! I'll be sure to join in next year!!! 😸 2y
BookishMarginalia @Rachellynnwright Sign up for #HalloweenGoesPostal is on Sept 1, if you want to join your next exchange! 2y
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imabusybee
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Reading past my bedtime.

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imabusybee
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So far so good.

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Nitabasu
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Pickpick

An enjoyable and quick read with an interesting concept. Reminded me, in a weird way, of Joe Hill's THE FIREMAN.

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aliarch
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Pickpick

Science Fiction often examines the human condition and how we would react in different situations. This beautiful examination of how we would act if 99.99% of humanity disappeared tells many stories, not just one. In a way that seems to reflect Watership Downs' exploration of different societies, the plot twists and turns to guide you through the solar system and back home.

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JenP
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#longlongwayfromhome #rockinmay
I just won this book from a read it forward giveaway and it's a perfect fit for the tag. Woman is stranded on space station (or some space location) when virus wipes out the human race on earth, or so she thinks until she receives a message from a ragtag group of survivors.

Cinfhen Congrats on the win 💗book sounds good! Can't wait to read your full review! 3y
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CatLadyBibliophile
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Y'all, @BerkleyPub must have someone looking into my diary because this book has EVERYTHING I want. End of the world space epic AND world ending virus AND a woman who has to confront it all? Sign. Me. Up. @MorgansMenagerie , you already know you're captain of my apocalypse dream team. I vote we fortify a big box store and face the end of the world head on. #Spacexstars

Clare-Dragonfly Ooh, sign me up, too! 3y
MorganNotMegan We're stocking up on coffee and cigarettes and becoming epic traders. 3y
CatLadyBibliophile @MorgansMenagerie And chocolate! But that's bottom tier trading 3y
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Dragon You've convinced me ! Adding to my tbr and trying to decide which box store would be best 😀 3y
Sue Ok, this sounds amazeballs! 3y
mklong Ooh this sounds wonderful! Stacked! 3y
CatLadyBibliophile @Dragon definitely a Sams or Costco are my first choices. But I have contingency plans for other smaller ones 😉 3y
CatLadyBibliophile @mklong Right?! I'm so excited to start it 3y
CatLadyBibliophile @Clare-Dragonfly Yeeees! End of the world space epics are a new thing for me, and I'm excited to see some great ones coming out. 3y
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MorganNotMegan
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Was this book custom written for me?!? A science-fiction-space-travel-super-virus-story is something from my dreams. Starting this ASAP! Thank you @BerkleyPub ! @CatLadyBibliophile , you would be on my Apocalypse Dream Team FYI, and in my just created book club for this. When the world ends, I'm heading for the library. Knowledge is power. #spacexstars

lamaman2boys I enjoyed it! I'm also a big sci-fi-space-travel-super-virus person! 3y
Librarianaut The description sounds very promising!!! Thank you for posting! 3y
CatLadyBibliophile I'm a boss at archery, I got this. Just don't ask me to be in charge of directions. 3y
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SpringtimeLibrarian
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Mehso-so

A more literary bend on the post-apocalyptic/survival novel, this novel focuses on Jamie, who, with a group of survivors, journeys from outer colonized planets back to Earth. Through this journey, Jamie has to finally face her own personal shortcomings; she misplaces anger and blame to those around her to avoid her own grief and struggle. This is an end-of-the-world book that‘s not about the end of the world, but rather about how to continue on.

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SpringtimeLibrarian
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Nearly done. Maybe not what I expected, but a lot of little gems like these #quotes.

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bookishkris
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My partner is sick in bed, it's gloomy and wet outside, and I'm taking a reading and resting day to kick the rest of the cold I caught last weekend. Starting this one because my download only has 10 days left.

Bookworm83 Feel better!! 3y
moranadatter I hope your partner feels better soon! 3y
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Rhondareads
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I've been reading raves !😍

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BookFreakOut
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PDFs admittedly are super tiny on my phone (picture this on an iPhone 4, screen width

TobeyTheScavengerMonk This may be no help at all but I think there is a way, if you have a Kindle app on your phone, to e-mail a pdf to your Kindle account in a way that converts it to a regular Kindle file with appropriate margins. Maybe Google it? 3y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Says Amazon: "PDFs can be converted to the Kindle format so you can take advantage of functionality such as variable font size, annotations, and Whispersync. To have a document converted to Kindle format (.azw), the subject line should be "convert" when e-mailing a personal document to your Send-to-Kindle address." 3y
lamaman2boys I liked the crop marks. It made me feel kind of fancy or something. Of course, I was on an iPad & still kept zooming! 3y
BookFreakOut @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I'll have to look into this, thanks for the info! My already terrible eyesight thanks you. 3y
BookFreakOut @lamaman2boys I think it's funny because I work in design, so to me crop marks means "not ready for public viewing!" But it is fun to see an "unfinished" file. 3y
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lamaman2boys
Pickpick

This felt like a quite different approach to a post-apocalyptic scenario. It was very philosophical & fairly slow going in the beginning, but I really enjoyed the way that allowed the characters to develop. It was also pretty thought provoking about how we treat different groups of people in society. Also, my first Penguin First to Read!

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JacintaMCarter
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candc320
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This was an epic book week! In all I got SIX, three purchased and three from publishers. First up...The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett. It sounds amazing and really different from my typical read so I'm excited to get to it. Thank you @BerkleyPub for the beautiful book!!!

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Karen.reads
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Pickpick

I loved this. Beautifully written, insightful... just lovely. I couldn't put it down. It's a space drama but don't expect a lot of action; it's more philosophical and character driven. There were some moments that seemed a little far fetched, but overall I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Karen.reads
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Got this from #firsttoread by PRH. Hope it's better than the last space-themed book I read. 🙃

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lovelybookshelf
Mehso-so

This book was your standard-fare post-apocalyptic novel with a bit of space adventure thrown in. Jamie is dealing with a profound personal loss that occurred before a virus wiped out most of humanity. She's hard to get to know--it's who she is, but it did make things feel sloggy. Secondary characters were hit or miss, kind of cliché and underdeveloped. I'm a sucker for post-apocalyptic stories, though, so I did like the escape this read provided.

Yeah_I_Read I'm reading this now 😊 3y
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helgagrace
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minkyb I love the concept of rubbing along together! 3y
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Lacythebookworm
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This looks like a perfect #farawayplace read ⭐️ 💫⭐️(Out in the US in June) #springflingreading

Bookish.Heart Oh!! Want!! 😮 3y
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Betty
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@Suzze and I wouldn't go anywhere. We'd stay home with our respective cats, nothing better than quilts, family and reading! #SpaceXStars

PurpleyPumpkin Very cute kitty!😻 3y
Bklover Agree!! 3y
Suzze Only thing better would be if we could curl up on opposite ends of the same couch with both kitties! 💕 3y
Betty @PurpleyPumpkin & @bklover he isn't that cute. He scratched my arm just after I took the picture. I interrupted his nap and put the book too close to him--these wounds in attempt to win a prize pack 3y
Betty @Suzze I doubt they'd get along. Java is very Alpha cat. 3y
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Bookrarian
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This ARC looks really interesting. Apocalyptic story, set in space. Promotion campaign asks where you would go at the end of the world. All I can think is I'm watching it happen on social media & I'm still here. #spacexstars

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NerdyRev
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Mehso-so

I was excited when I read the blurb about this book on NetGalley. It sounded like a woman sets out to find herself, stays alone, until a group arrives. Instead, the group arrives around page 3 and it becomes a space adventure. While not a bad one, it isn't what I thought this book would be. Limited humans around the galaxy due to a plague, some dangerous and all looking to survive. Main's group searches these planets to return to Earth.3-3.5 stars

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NerdyRev
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@Liberty asked what are we currently reading? This is one of them. A woman who wanted space from her boyfriend after the loss of a baby travels to a remote planet where all of civilization has been wiped out. There is a small bit of allegory happening with this one. #allisnotlost

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