Category Archives: Fiction

Short Story February – Week 3

Here’s week three (Feb. 13 – 19) listed in story-author-source format.          * An asterisk indicates a story I particularly liked. Death in December * – Victor Gunn (Edwy Searles Brooks) – Crimson Snow edited by Martin Edwards From … Continue reading

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Short Story February – Week 2

Here’s week two (Feb. 6 – 12) listed in story-author-source format. * An asterisk indicates a story I particularly liked. A Place In the Shade – Robert Reed – Worldbuilders, SF Adventures in Terraforming, edited by Gardner Dozois The Border-Line Case … Continue reading

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Short Story February week 1

Here’s my first week (five days, Feb 1-5) of reading, in story – author – source format. An asterisk indicates a story I particularly liked Alien Animal Encounters * – John Scalzi – Miniatures Bring Bring * – Conrad Aiken – Collected Stories of … Continue reading

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February: Short Month, Short Stories!

Short Story February Last year I tried focusing on short stories during the month of February, and I read a lot of stories. I picked a dozen collections and anthologies and cycled from one to the other throughout the month. I … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren

this is the 252nd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books  All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren, 1946 , Harcourt, Brace & Company political fiction  All the King’s Men portrays the dramatic political rise and governorship of Willie Stark, … Continue reading

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New arrivals: Birthday Swag

It happens every year, I get older, and a few books celebrate the occasion. Sometimes I’m amazed I’ve lived as long as I have. I hope I have a few more good years in me. Here’s the birthday Swag (the … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Gil North, Kent Krueger, Mark Billingham

I took a break from Krueger to read a quite different book, The Methods of Sergeant Cluff  by Gil North. This 1961 novel is the second in the Cluff series, and I wish I’d gotten the first one, Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: Samsara by John Hamilton Lewis

this is the 232nd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Samsara by John Hamilton Lewis, Durbin House, 2002 hardcover, historical, 1940-55, Asia/Hong Kong I’m not terribly fond of books written in little bits and snatches like two page paragraphs, and I’m … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Krueger, Grecian, and some GNs

Realizing a new Cork O’Conner novel by William Kent Krueger is coming next month, I thought I’d better see where I was in that series. I’m much further behind that I realized, so I’ve started Vermillion Drift, which is the 10th in the … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Henning Mankill, more graphic novels

We’re both doing less reading, due to watching a lot of Olympics plus Barbara’s quilting and my current lack of enthusiasm (perhaps due to the fact that our weather has caught up to the rest of the country and it’s … Continue reading

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