Category Archives: Books & Reading

Glassless Week

Both I and Barbara recently had our annual eye exams, and we both need new lenses. The eye place just called that our lenses are ready, but we have to take our glasses to them so the lenses can be … Continue reading

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Currently…

Sunday, we watched the reentry and splashdown of the SpaceX Dragon capsule (on the NASA Television), and it was thrilling to see. We both still get pumped about this stuff, and it’s great to have such a positive happening and … Continue reading

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FFB: The Corpse Came Calling by Brett Halliday

The Corpse Came Calling by Brett Haliday (pen name of Davis Dresser), (c) 1942, my copy (shown) 1964 Mayflower-Dell paperback. The blurb: When an old friend calls begging to see him immediately, Mike Shayne is surprised to say the least. … Continue reading

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Shelf Shot 8

Enjoying pulp stories, a few years ago I started buying reprints by various authors by various publishers specializing in such. I have three shelves of them, this being one.   The shelf also includes some books about the pulps, which … Continue reading

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FFB: Dragonsdawn

I’ve been reading the PERN books by Anne McCaffrey. My order of reading them is different from the author’s recommended, (see previous post). So here we go. Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey, Del Rey, 1988 hardcover Dragonsdawn is a science fiction … Continue reading

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Visit to the Vet

Yesterday Pongo went to the vet we use for his general check-up and his third and final FVRC shot. He checked out perfect grade of 10, healthy in every way, and he’s good to go for a year. Here he is … Continue reading

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FFB: Deathtrap by Peter Turnbull

Deathtrap by Peter Turnbull, Severn House 2000 hardcover, mystery, police procedural. 2nd in the Hennessey and Yellich series, set in York, England. review from Kirkus Reviews: “Yet another of the author’s absorbing procedurals, this time set in the city of York, where Detective … Continue reading

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Shelf Shot 7

The rest of the bunch of books on the shelf we saw last week. The Agent Gambit by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. Another of the books in the Liaden Universe series. Exploring the Horizons: Explorers and the Furthest Horizon edited by Gardner Dozois, … Continue reading

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FFB: Exploring the Horizons

Exploring the Horizons: Explorers and the Furthest Horizon edited by Gardner Dozois, SFBC May 2000 hardcover, science fiction anthology omnibus. Collects 2 previous anthologies. 916 pages. Cover by John Berkeley. Put together by one of the best editors in the genre, an eleven-time … Continue reading

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Shelf Shot 6

A shelf in my study. A little of everything, pulp fiction, western science fiction… The Black Lizard Book of Black Mask Stories, and (skipping a book) The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps are both big fat excellent anthologies anyone who … Continue reading

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