Category Archives: Science Fiction

Forgotten? Heinlein: Between Planets

Between Planets by Robert A. Heinlein. Scribner’s & Sons, 1951. Juvenile novel # 5 Originally serialized in Blue Book magazine in 1951 as “Planets in Combat”. It was published in hardcover that year by Scribner’s as part of the Heinlein juveniles. The Plot The … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Getting Started On…

…various things. Sometimes, I get started on a book, then start another, then another, and don’t finish any of them within a week or two, sometimes longer. That’s the case this week, I’ve got three books going. Here they are: … Continue reading

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Heinlein: Farmer In the Sky

Farmer In the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein.  Scribner’s & Sons, 1950, hardcover and paperback. Juvenile novel # 4 This, the fourth of Heinlein’s YA (juvenile) novels, is about a teenaged boy and his family who emigrates to Jupiter’s moon Ganymede, which … Continue reading

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Doing OK

It’s been a while since I posted, and though I don’t have a lot to say, I thought it would be good to check in with any readers still out there. I’m doing okay, been a little sick but not … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Dunstall, Macdonald, Cornwell

After finishing the Patricia Moyes mystery, I was in the mood for some science fiction, so I decided to read Linesman by S. K. Dunstall, a mass market paperback I bought last year. I liked it quite a lot, both for … Continue reading

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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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