Last week I read Paul Jones' highly recommended Extinction Point. Jones does a wonderful job of setting up a story of the Earth being xenoformed, and adds a heroic dog.
A strange red rain has fallen on every major population center on Earth. Things rapidly start to change and not for the better. Suddenly Emily Baxter, a journalist in NYC, might actually be the only person left alive. She spends this first installment making terrible survival choices that leave you cringing. Luckily, she is saved by a dog.
Extinction Point was the kind of book that made me want to look away, but I could not put it down. The dog is clearly going to be the Earth's savior.
Extinction Point (Extinction Point Book 1), Paul Jones
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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