Category Archives: Books & Reading

Shelf Shots – 3

For Shelf Shots – 1, I showed stacks of books in front of other books. Now I’ll reveal what was behind those stacks (and of course my new-last-week bookends). [click on the picture to make it as big as you like] … Continue reading

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old SF Anthology: Contact

Continuing a series of posts on old science fiction anthologies inspired by an article in the Black Gate blog. Contact edited by Noel Keyes, Paperback Library, 1963 mass market paperback short story anthology The blurb: “We may no longer be alone in the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Reading: A Scalzi SF Trilogy

I’m in the process of reading a science fiction trilogy by John Scalzi, The Interdependcy , two books of which I have already read, leading up to the third, newest, recently published one. The books are: The Collapsing Empire by … Continue reading

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