Category Archives: science fiction

New Arrivals, Feb 18th, 2015

I took 2 large boxes of books to the library used book store and donated them a few days ago. Some were already in a box labeled “donate” and others were just pulled from the shelves. Not much room was … Continue reading

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Current Reading, January 19 – 25, 2015

I finished A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan. I liked it pretty much, so I got the second in the series, Tropic of Serpents from the library a few days ago. It was also good though I did skim … Continue reading

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ffb: Deathworld by Harry Harrison

this is the 163rd in my series of forgotten or seldom read book posts Deathworld by Harry Harrison (Astounding Science Fiction, 1960, 1964, 1968 – see below), Conde Nast Publications, plus various hardcover and paperback publishers. E-book publication (2009-02-04). Deathworld Wildside Press. “Deathworld” … Continue reading

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Current Reading, November 10 – 16, 2014

Freezing rain, ice, wind. Winter weeks early. Reading – Richard There’s not a lot to report this time. I finished the first and third Penderwicks novels, and then just finished the second one. In between, I polished off 2o61, which I … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, September 15 – 21, 2014

New Arrivals I’m on a roll, I guess, nothing new again. After a few days with cooler temperatures, we’re back in the mid-high 80s and beyond. No rain in the forecast for weeks yet, making this the driest late Summer-early … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, July 28 – August 10, 2014

Lights in the Deep by Brad R. Torgersen [Wordfire Press 2013 trade paper, purchased new] – cover art by Bob Eggleton. Essay and science fiction short story collection. An author whose short fiction I’ve been hearing about for the last couple … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, July 14 – 27, 2014

Health Update – Still having problems. Things are getting a little better generally, but my sight is not, so far. Hopefully a few more weeks will see some improvement. New Arrival Not ordering so much these days, but I had to … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, June 16 – 22, 2014

New Arrivals First a pre-order came, then one for a Friday Forgotten Book post, then… Cibola Burn by James S. A. Corey (Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) [Orbit June 2014 hardcover, purchased new] – science fiction. This is the fourth … Continue reading

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artwork!

I love art and illustration, especially of science fiction subjects. I’ve got prints, some signed, hanging on the walls. In checking the website of Alison Eldred, the artist’s agent for SF artist John Harris a couple of weeks ago, I found some … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, June 9 – 15, 2014

A special, New Arrivals post goes up on Wednesday. Don’t miss it! New Arrivals Reading Alien Emergencies, the second Sector General omnibus of novels by James White (which I showed last week), I decided to get the others. General Practice by James White [ORB 2003 … Continue reading

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ffb: More Than Honor by David Weber, David Drake & S.M. Stirling

this is the 148th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books  More Than Honor by David Weber, David Drake, & S.M. Stirling, BAEN Books, 1998 paperback, three science fiction novelettes “Climbs Quickly scurried up the nearest trunk, then paused at the … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, June 2 – 8, 2014

New Arrivals I guess it’s the little surprises in life that spice things up, but I sure didn’t want to buy a new computer when the old one was working just fine. At least it was working fine until the … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, May 26 – June 1, 2014

New Arrivals I’ve been waiting for this one since I heard it was to be published. Finally, it’s here. The Art of John Harris – Beyond the Horizon, art by John Harris, foreword by John Scalzi [Titan Books May 2014 oversized hardcover, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, May 19 – 25, 2014

New Arrivals I picked up two short story collections this week. Nebula Awards Showcase 2012  edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel [PYR Books 2012 trade paperback, new] – and – Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 edited by Catherine Asaro [PYR Books 2013 … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, May 12 – 18, 2014

We’ve had warm, even hot, weather; so it’s been a good time to get outdoors, especially into the garden, which is looking very nice just now. New Arrivals One special book this time. Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson’s Worlds edited by Greg Bear … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, May 5 – 11, 2014

We’ve had very nice Spring weather, slightly cool and wet, but typical for Portland, and it’s moving into the mid 70s and on to the low 80s this coming week. New Arrivals Two books this time, one because Bill Crider … Continue reading

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ffb: The Ganymede Club by Charles Sheffield

this is the 144th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books  The Ganymede Club by Charles Sheffield Tor 1996 mass market paperback, science fiction “After fourteen months in space and ten weeks of irritation, the culprit had at last been … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, March 3 – 9, 2014

New Arrivals Ah, a flurry of goodness. Firstly, I now have the complete set – I already have volume 1 – of the MacBride & Kennedy collected stories. All three with an introduction by Evan Lewis. Shake-Down: The Complete Cases of … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, February 24 – March 2, 2014

New Arrivals It’s all science fiction this time! I very much enjoyed the short story collection Constellation, Vol. 1 by Lee & Miller [Thanks again to Carl Anderson at Stainless Steel Droppings for the review that led me to it!] so I decided to … Continue reading

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ffb: Return of the Dinosaurs

this is the 135th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books Return of the Dinosaurs by Resnick & Greenberg, Editors, Berkeley Prime Crime 1997 – paperback, science fiction short story collection This short story collection is just what the … Continue reading

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