Author Archives: Richard Robinson

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Enjoying life in Portland, OR

Current Reading: this ‘n’ that

Once again, my reading is all over the map. I have a couple of library books I’ve just gotten, including When Books Went To War, and I have a Rex Stout that hasn’t grabbed me yet, and another Heinlein juvenile, Rocket … Continue reading

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Forgotten? Heinlein: Starman Jones

Starman Jones by Robert Heinlein, Scribners 1953 hardcover and paperback. I’m reading my way through many of the Heinlein juvenile SF novels. Last time it was The Rolling Stones, this time, Starman Jones. No, it’s not forgotten, none of Heinlein’s juvenile SF novels … Continue reading

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Current Reading: my eyes, ELO, a book,

I’ve had some increasing trouble with my eyes for more than a month, and it got so I could hardly see anything, near or distance. Honestly, I was afraid I was on the road to blindness. My optometrist referred me … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: The Wall Around The World

The Wall Around the World by Theodore R. Cogswell, Pyramid Books, 1962 mass market paperback. Science Fiction and Fantasy short story collection, two introductions and 10 short stories (described in the cover blurb as two novelettes and 8 short stories) Not … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Railroad Stories # 2

Railroad Stories – The Legend of King Lawson byE. S. Dellinger, Bold Venture Press 2015 trade paper, short story / novelette collection The Pulp Railroad Stories published these five stories in 1932 and 1933. At the time it was a very popular … Continue reading

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Forgotten (?) – old Heinlein: The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones by Robert Heinlein, (published in the U.K. under the title Space Family Stone in 1952. No, it’s not forgotten, none of Heinlein’s juvenile SF novels are, really, but I recommend them, some more, some less, so here we … Continue reading

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Forgotten Music: The Go-Go’s & The Motels

Back in the days when cassettes were the most popular medium for  listening to music on the go, and for taping / creating our own playlists, I made a cassette with the Go-Go’s on one side and The Motels on … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Julia Spencer-Fleming

Last September I read and reviewed the first in Spencer-Fleming’s series set in Miller’s Kill, New York, In Bleak Midwinter. (here). Now I’ve finished the second one, A Fountain Filled With Blood and liked it even more. The title comes from a … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten – The Minerva Club by Victor Canning

[note: this is a slightly revised review from The Broken Bullhorn] The Minerva Club by Victor Canning, collection © 2009, stories selected and edited by John Higgins, Crippen & Landru, 2009 hardcover This mystery short story collection includes three sets of stories: of The Minerva … Continue reading

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Slowdown

I don’t seem to be reading much, or much that is worthy of a blog post, just lately. Sorry for my lack of posts. Meanwhile, the weather is cool and rainy, which is nice, and at least it’s reading weather, … Continue reading

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