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Enjoying life in Portland, OR

Shelf Shots – 2

Just a quick one this time, mostly to show off my new bookends. I’d had the ones in the previous post for many years, and decided it was time for new ones. These tubby rabbits filled the bill. [click on the picture … Continue reading

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old SF Anthology: More Adventures On Other Planets

More Adventures On Other Planets edited by Donald A. Wollheim, Ace Books Inc. 1963 mass market paperback, science fiction anthology, six stories, 190 pages. The blurb: “Here, in this new anthology, you will find a preview of the thrills in … Continue reading

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Shelf Shots – 1

After seeing this meme, under the name the Bookshelf Traveling For Insane Times (begun, with guidelines, here) on three blogs, including Tracy at Bitter Tea and Mystery and Patti at Pattinaise, I finally decided to jump in. The photo is of the … Continue reading

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old SF Anthology: Adventures On Other Planets

John ONeill, is the Emperor Overlord & Mighty Poobah of the excellent blog Black Gate. I subscribed to and read Black Gate in print when it was published in that format, and now I read it daily in blog form on my computer. … Continue reading

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What I’m listening to… Dire Straits

Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms Warner Brothers Records, 1985 I’ve liked this band since I first heard “Sultans of Swing” on the radio way back in 1978. Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark … Continue reading

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Reading: The Flash – A Celebration of 75 Years

The Flash – A Celebration of 75 Years by DC Comics, various editors, 2015 oversized hardcover A while ago I decided — why, I’m not certain right now — to buy three of the DC “75 year celebration” volumes: Flash, … Continue reading

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Reading: an old favorite by Poul Anderson

The War of the Wing-Men by Poul Anderson, Ace Books G-634 paperback, 1958. I first read this terrific story in Astounding Science Fiction in February, March and April, 1958. The cover title was The Man Who Counts. The novel was then published by Ace … Continue reading

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What I’m listening to… sound tracks

Dances With Wolves soundtrack, music by John Barry, Epic Records 1990 CD I’ve been listening to soundtracks. This is one of my favorites. This is the original motion picture soundtrack of the 1990 Academy Award and Golden Globe winning film … Continue reading

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Reading: John Scalzi’s Interdependency Trilogy

The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi, TOR hardcover, March 2017 The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi, TOR hardcover, October 2018 The Last Emperox by John Scalzi, TOR hardcover, April 2020 Book One: The Collapsing Empire introduces The Interdependency, a thousand-year-old human empire of 48 … Continue reading

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What I’m listening to…

Playback by Tom Petty, MCA boxed set released November 20, 1995. Six CDs. Playback is a box set compilation by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in 1995. It contains popular album tracks, B-sides, previously unreleased outtakes, and early songs by … Continue reading

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