Category Archives: Science Fiction

Current Reading: Foster, Moyes, Sandford

I finished Icerigger by Alan Dean Foster, which I first became aware of through a blog review, though I don’t recall which blog. I enjoyed it. It’s nothing literate or thought-provoking, just a fun SF novel about a group of people who … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: Orbital Decay by Allen Steele

this is the 260th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Orbital Decay by Allen Steele, Ace Science Fiction 1989 mass market paperback – science fiction – Near Space series, book 1. I’ve liked the books by Allen Steele that … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Steele, Deaver

Not much to say this week. I’m still bogged down, trying a little of this and that, making little to no progress on any of it. I did finish Aliens: Bug Hunt, an ebook story collection of Alien stories I got from … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Cats & Bugs & Lost Boys

A little of this, a little of that, that’s my story these days. I’m still reading the Jo Gar short stories, but decided to take a break from them and tried some pulp science fiction, and got tired of that, and … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Brennan, North, Whitfield, Tierney

Sunshine and warm weather. Working in the garden: staking, removing two shrubs that didn’t survive the winter, weeding, trimming. Trips to the our regular nursery, trips to other nurseries, planning, planting, feeding, mulching… who has time for reading? So I have the … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Brennan, Allan, Klingborg, Tierney

It’s the same story as last week, only less so. Reading here and there. I’m still gnawing away at In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan. I’m enjoying it, but not racing through it, it’s somewhat slow going, but then I’ve … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Lafferty, Steele, Patrick, Camilleri

I finished Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty, a locked room science fiction mystery, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Recommend. I also read Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson. This was the second book by her I’ve tried, the other being The Reek of Red Herring. … Continue reading

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Current Reading: still Lafferty, Mankell

Not a much reading progress for either one of us this last week. I’m still plugging along in Six Wakes, by Mur Lafferty, a science fiction novel that’s also a murder mystery. I’m enjoying it, but I’ve been busy with other things … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: Let It Bleed by Ian Rankin

this is the 255th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Let It Bleed by Ian Rankin, St. Martin’s / Minotaur 1998 mass market paperback, mystery novel, Detective Inspector Rebus #7 Perhaps not forgotten, or even seldom read, less … Continue reading

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Short Story February – Week 4

Here’s week four (Feb. 20 – 26) listed in story-author-source format. * An asterisk indicates a story I particularly liked. White Lies * – Paul Theroux – The Collected Stories Clapham Junction – ibid The Odd-Job Man * – ibid Portrait of A Lady … Continue reading

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