Author Archives: Richard Robinson

About Richard Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR

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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Incoming

I received some nice things for my birthday, including – surprise! – books. Take a look. So, lots of good reading ahead!

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Friday Forgotten: The Happy Birthday Murder by Lee Harris

The Happy Birthday Murder by Lee Harris, mystery, a Fawcett Book published by Ballantine Publishing Group © 2002. Christine Bennett Mysteries number 14. Edition read: ebook. I’d not read any of this series, and picked this book solely because of the title. You … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

My reading has been slowing down during the nice Fall weather, we’ve been outside more and getting the garden ready for Winter. So, just one book this time. Bad Blood by John Carreyrou – non-fiction. In 2014, Theranos founder and … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten: Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein – military science fiction. Originally published in 1959, my copy (shown) is the 1961 Signet edition. Certainly not forgotten by the science fiction community, nevertheless not often read any more. This one is considered … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Krueger, Dionne

Desolation Mountain by William Kent Krueger – mystery. A new Krueger book is always cause for celebration here, as he’s one of my favorite authors. This was, no surprise, a good one, with all of the characters, setting and strong … Continue reading

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Forgotten: Fanuilh by Daniel Hood

This is a revised version of a post that originally appeared in The Broken Bullhorn Fanuilh by Daniel Hood, Ace Books, April 1994 A successful blending of mystery and fantasy. Here’s something a little different, this is both a mystery novel … Continue reading

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