Monthly Archives: April 2021

04-28 Short Stories Read: sf

Reading from a 1960 an anthology this week, and in the weeks to come. The Fantastic Universe Omnibus edited by Hans Stefan Santesson, Prentice-Hall 1960 hardcover, science-fantasy short story anthology, 19 stories, 270 pages, introduction by Lester del Rey. Here’s … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Barbara!

Today is Barbara’s mumble-mumble-th birthday. She says she doesn’t feel older than yesterday. Her plan is to stay inside on this blustery day and read a book by David Baldacci she just got from the library. We have no special … Continue reading

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Earth Day

Happy Earth Day to everyone! I hope your day is filled with trees, shrubs, and plants of all kinds on this day. Here in Portland, Oregon it’s sunny with a high of 72°. Here are some pictures from our garden. … Continue reading

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Short Stories Read: Apr 21

Six stories this week, the remainder of the stories in this anthology: “Shaka!” by Chad Oliver “The Armagedon Tapes, Tape 1” by Thomas Scortia “Prelude To A Crystal Song” by Anne McCaffrey “The Dark of the June” by Gene Wolfe … Continue reading

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Reading Tintin

Sometime in the Seventies I went into the Brentano’s book store in South Coast Plaza to browse. [Brentano’s was an American bookstore chain owned by Macmillan in the 1970s and early 1980s with numerous locations in the United States, including three stores in … Continue reading

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Short Stories Read Apr. 14

Two stories this week: “Stations of the Nightmare, part 1” by Phillip José Farmer “My Own, My Native Land” by Poul Anderson Both of these, the first two stories in the book, came from Continuum 1 edited by Roger Elwood, Berkley Medallion … Continue reading

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The Water Room by Christopher Fowler

The Water Room by Christopher Fowler, 2004 mystery, 2nd book in the Peculiar Crimes Unit series featuring Bryant & May I really like this series. The London setting is interesting, and the history fascinating, and the characters really shine. Bryant and … Continue reading

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