Monthly Archives: February 2017

Short Story February – Week 4

Here’s week four (Feb. 20 – 26) listed in story-author-source format. * An asterisk indicates a story I particularly liked. White Lies * – Paul Theroux – The Collected Stories Clapham Junction – ibid The Odd-Job Man * – ibid Portrait of A Lady … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: The Department of Dead Ends by Roy Vickers

this is the 254th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Department of Dead Ends by Roy Vickers, © 1949, my copy: a 1955 Penguin paperback Vickers has here selected his “ten best” DoDE stories. These are all “inverted” mystery … Continue reading

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Jigsaw Puzzles

I’ve mentioned in the last couple of Short Story February posts that my reading was down some because my wife have been working on jigsaw puzzles. So I thought I’d share pictures of one we recently finished and another nearing completion. Click … Continue reading

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Short Story February – Week 3

Here’s week three (Feb. 13 – 19) listed in story-author-source format.          * An asterisk indicates a story I particularly liked. Death in December * – Victor Gunn (Edwy Searles Brooks) – Crimson Snow edited by Martin Edwards From … Continue reading

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No Friday Forgotten Book Post (again)

Sorry, I’m missing FFB again this week. I’ve just been too busy as well as a little under the weather.  I will have my short story reading up Monday, such as it is.

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Short Story February – Week 2

Here’s week two (Feb. 6 – 12) listed in story-author-source format. * An asterisk indicates a story I particularly liked. A Place In the Shade – Robert Reed – Worldbuilders, SF Adventures in Terraforming, edited by Gardner Dozois The Border-Line Case … Continue reading

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Short Story February week 1

Here’s my first week (five days, Feb 1-5) of reading, in story – author – source format. An asterisk indicates a story I particularly liked Alien Animal Encounters * – John Scalzi – Miniatures Bring Bring * – Conrad Aiken – Collected Stories of … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton

this is the 253rd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton, Berkley Prime Crime, 1997, paperback, a Lara McClintoch archaeological mystery “The beginning of this journey was a phone call from Dr. Heran Castillo Rivas, … Continue reading

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