Category Archives: Science Fiction

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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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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No Friday Forgotten Book Post (again)

Sorry, I’m missing FFB again this week. I’ve just been too busy as well as a little under the weather.  I will have my short story reading up Monday, such as it is.

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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: Transfinite – the Essential A.E. Van Vogt

this is the 251st in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Transfinite – The Essential A.E. Van Vogt by A.E. Van Vogt, NESFA 2003 hardcover, science fiction short story collection These twenty-five stories are old, written between 1935 and 1950, … Continue reading

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Christmas Swag

note: my Current Reading post will be back next week Thanks to “wish lists”, friends and family know just what to buy this old fella. Take a look: The Mistletoe Murder and other Stories by P.D. James. Four stories in … Continue reading

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Current Reading: more Holmes, Child

As we progress through the holidays I’m still reading Holmes, in this case the MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part V: Christmas Adventures as mentioned last week. I’m over halfway through the 528 page anthology and liking it very much. Also, … Continue reading

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