Tag Archives: science fiction

FFB: Space Tug by Murray Leinster

this is the 111th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Space Tug by Murray Leinster © 1953, this edition 1954, Pocket Books 1954 mass market paperback, science fiction – 2nd Joe Kenmore novel Science fiction was an entirely different thing … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading, January 21 – 27, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS - Something used, something shared (passed along from a friend, technically gifts). Nothing brand new. Still, these things take shelf space and add to my stress about more intake than finished reading. Sigh. Listings and descriptions below the images. A … Continue reading

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Apollo’s Outcasts by Allen Steele

Apollo’s Outcasts by Allen Steele, Pyr Nov 2012 Hardcover, YA/adult science fiction, 305 pages. Also available as an e-book for Kindle What a marvelous book! I’ll start off by directing you to another review, over on Carl Vincent’s fine blog Stainless … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading, September 3-9, 2012

Football is going strong, both college and pro, Barbara got her MacBook Pro (post on that coming), I’ve been hip deep in tech problems and trying to learn some gestures on the touchpad (aarrrgh) and the garden is crying out … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading, late August – early September, 2012

Amazing that August is over already! Where did it go? New Arrivals – Two things this time, one a pre-order, the other one I saw on George Kelly’s blog (HERE). It looked so good, I just had to have it. The … Continue reading

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Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

Leviathan Wakes by Corey, James S.A. © 2011, Orbit 2011 trade paperback, science fiction – The Expanse book 1 After three false starts, setting this book aside after twenty or thirty pages and getting distracted by something else, I dug in and finished … Continue reading

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FFB: The Deep Range

this is the 83rd in my series of forgotten books The Deep Range by Arthur C. Clarke © 1957, Signet 1964 mass market paperback (second printing), – science fiction – cover painting by Paul Lehr According to the note inside, I read … Continue reading

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Under the Moons of Mars

Under the Moons of Mars – New Adventures on Barsoom Edited by John Joseph Adams, © 2012 – Simon & Schuster 2012 hardcover - SF – Fantasy short story collection featuring John Carter and other characters Sometimes anthologies like this can be … Continue reading

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FFB: Trigger and Friends

Trigger and Friends by James H. Schmitz original stories published between 1958 and 1974 – Baen 2001 paperback - science fiction – short story (one novelette) this is the 81st in my series of forgotten books This is the 3rd book of 4 … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, March 26 – April 1, 2012

Not a thing, and that’s the way I like it. As mentioned in the last N.A. post, the Special, I’ve dumped the pre-orders, cleared the basket, stopped ordering stuff, quit going to the book store. If that sounds excruciatingly boring, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, March 5 – 11, 2012

After last week’s landslide of books, things have settled down a good deal. There had been a good deal of talk about reading Ed McBain, especially 87th Precinct books, for Friday Forgotten Books, and I admit I had none. That’s … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, February 27 – Match 4, 2012

Quite a lot arrived, this time. I’m filling in the gaps I had with a couple of series, and bought a new graphic novel for the first time in a while, plus mysteries, for both myself and Wife’s reading pleasure … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, February 20-26, 2012

Thanks to the generosity of friends, more than one package showed up this last week. Such unexpected largess is appreciated, even if I am trying to cut down on the book count here. First the images, then the descriptions (as always). A … Continue reading

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FFB: Islands in the Sky

this is the 79th in my series of Friday Forgotten Books Islands in the Sky by Arthur C. Clarke, 1952, Signet Books edition (this book) March, 1960 Signet S1769 127 page paperback, science fiction I bought this copy when it … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, February 6 – 12, 2012

Mystery! Fantasy! Science Fiction! I’ve gotta read faster! The Admantine Palace by Stephen Deas [Roc Fantasy, 2011 paperback, new] – fantasy – When I read a really positive review of a book like this, often on The Fantasy Book Critic … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, January 30 – February 5, 2012

Just one book this time, and it’s something a little different. How to Be A Bad Bird Watcher by Simon Barnes [Short Books 2006 trade paperback, new] – non-fiction – the various reviews of this have intrigued me, all of … Continue reading

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FFB: Sands of Mars

this is the 77th in my series of forgotten books Sands of Mars by Arthur C. Clarke, © 1951 -[publishing history: U.K.: Sidgwick & Jackson, London 1951, U.S.: Gnome Press 1952, Science Fiction Book Club 1953, Pocket Books 1954, Permabook (this … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, January 23-29, 2012

A mix of books and music this time. Here we go. Music of Downton Abbey by John Lunn [Decca Records December 13, 2011 audio CD, new] – soundtrack – original music from the TV series, Season One – I still … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, January 16-22, 2012

Just a few things, a little of this, a little of that. Here we go. Digital Nature Photography by John and Barbara Gerlach [Focal Press 2007 trade paper, new] – digital photography, specifically nature photography, including birds, animals, trees, landscapes, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, June 13 – 19, 2011

Uh, what happened here? I had just two things last week and I was feeling pretty proud of that. You recall, no more space for books, only the barest essential additions to the library, exercise restraint. Yeah, well…  read on. … Continue reading

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