Monthly Archives: November 2018

Forgotten Stories: The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries edited by Otto Penzler

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries edited by Otto Penzler, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard October 22, 2013 trade paperback, 672 pages (2.3 pounds) Here comes the Christmas/Holiday season, and this is just the time for reading crime-themed mystery set at this time of … Continue reading

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Current Reading: John Scalzi, Will Murray

The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi, science fiction. The Interdependency series number two. This is the second in the series, following The Collapsing Empire. The Interdependency—humanity’s interstellar empire—is on the verge of collapse. The extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m thankful for so many things, today and everyday. Today especially, it’s a beautiful Fall day, with some needed rain coming later. Also, I’m thankful for, among many, many other things: My wife, my home, my health, all my wonderful friends, … Continue reading

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Current Reading – ASTOUNDING by Nevala-Lee

ASTOUNDING – John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard and the Golden Age of Science Fiction by Alec Nevala-Lee, Day Street Books, October 2018 hardcover, 544 pages. I started reading reading Astounding Science Fiction in 1955, at age ten. … Continue reading

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Forgotten, or Not: The Will of the Dead by George Mann

I’ve read all of the Holmes canon several times, and I’ve read and enjoyed many pastiches. I’ve also come across some that were fairly wretched. One never knows what is in store when starting a new Holmes story collection or … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Michael Sullivan, Hank Phillipi Ryan

Age of War by Michael Sullivan, fantasy. I originally read about this fantasy series, The Legends of the First Empire, in the blog Black Gate, and was sufficiently intrigued to get the first book, The Age of Myth, from the library. At the time … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten: The Way the Future Was by Frederik Pohl

The Way the Future Was by Frederik Pohl, © 1978, Ballantine hardcover,  autobiography It’s funny how books find a person. I used to stop by Fred Pohl’s blog every now and then, and he had the cover of this book up as a … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Tuckman, Harris

The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman, non-fiction. I’d heard about and read about this book for years, perhaps decades, so I thought it finally time to read it. I’d read a book or two about the Civil War not … Continue reading

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