Author Archives: Rick Robinson

About Rick Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR

Art Fitzpatrick & Van Kaufman – Masters of the Art of Automobile Advertising

200-page hardcover book – released August 23rd – chronicling the work of automobile advertising illustrators Art Fitzpatrick and Van Kaufman. This is the definitive book about the greatest artists in automobile advertising history. Produced in cooperation with the estates of … Continue reading

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short stories: Silver Waves of Summer

The Silver Waves of Summer, edited by David M. Olsen, Kelp Books 2021 short story anthology, mystery The stories here are all set on or near the beach, as the title suggests. All but one is set in the late … Continue reading

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Suspicion

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It’s the end of Summer…

…so here’s an end of Summer-y image for you.

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Doing Time by Jodi Taylor

Doing Time by Jodi Taylor, Headline 2019 (UK), 2020 (US) trade paper science fiction novel, first in series. 468 pages Jodi Taylor is the author of the delightful and popular time travel series The Chronicles of St. Mary’s, which is up … Continue reading

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niggles & peeves

Texas doesn’t want you to vote – or have an abortion. Damned GOP State legislature and damned GOP Governor taking away rights of persons of color and women. I’m steamed! I guess Texans get what they vote for, but damn, … Continue reading

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Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson’s Worlds

republished from The Broken Bullhorn: Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson’s Worlds edited by Greg Bear and Gardner Dozois [Subterranean Press 2014 hardcover, cover and illustrations by Bob Eggleton, purchased new] – science fiction. Friends and regular readers of this blog know that Poul … Continue reading

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Reading short stories

Between novels, I worked these in from The Thinking Machine: Fifty Novelettes & Short Stories by Jacques Futrelle. If this looks familiar, yes, I’ve been working my way through this for months, a few at a time. This time: ”Problem of the Cross Mark” … Continue reading

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niggles & peeves

It’s hot. – Again. We are so sick of this heat, and it’s going to be 85 today, in the 90s tomorrow and into triple digits by Wednesday and continuing. Arrg! Commercials – Watching the Olympics, it seemed excessive so … Continue reading

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ffb: The Jewel That Was Ours by Colin Dexter

The Jewel That Was Ours by Colin Dexter, Ballantine (Ivy), 1991, paperback, mystery, police procedural – Inspector Morse This is Inspector Morse’s ninth outing, if I have the count right, and though I’ve tried to read these in order it’s been a while … Continue reading

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