Category Archives: science fiction

ffb: Poul Anderson’s short works

this is the 132nd in my series of seldom read or forgotten books Poul Anderson has long been a favorite SF author of mine, and I did a guest post on him over at The Little Red Reviewer site. It’s … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading December 16 – 22, 2013

We’re about as ready for Christmas here as can be, now it’s a matter of indulging – or over indulging – in the joys of the season. NEW ARRIVALS: Nothing new, as usual, but next time there will be a … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading December 9 – 15, 2013

This is my 800th post. Oh my.  It has remained cold here, as in most of the country. We’ve kind of been in slow motion mode, but the tree and house are decorated, a few gifts are under the tree … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading December 2 – 8, 2013

When we went to buy our Christmas tree on Saturday morning, it was 20 degrees out.We got a nice 7 foot tree and it and the house will be decorated over the next few days, I guess. It would be … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading November 25 – December 1, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: None. There’s nothing on order. Unless I get a book as a gift, I’m done for the year, which is good. Heaven knows I don’t need any more books. MY CURRENT READING: I know this is getting boring … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading November 11 – 17, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: A friend sent a book he thought I might enjoy. Thanks, Jeff! No other new arrivals. Tales From the Spaceport Bar edited by George H. Scithers and Darrell Schweitzer [Avon 1987 mass market paperback, used, gift] – science … Continue reading

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ffb: Benchmarks: Galaxy Bookshelf

this is the 127th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books Benchmarks: Galaxy Bookshelf by Algis Budrys © 1985, Southern Illinois University Press 1985 hardcover, non-fiction, critical reviews, Galaxy Magazine, 1964-1971 Most of what needs to be said about … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading November 4 – 10, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: Something new, something used and a pre-order arrived. Here they are: Spectrum 20 edited by Cathy & Arnie Fenner [Underwood Books November 2013 oversized paperbound, new] – art. The 20th volume in the Spectrum series delineating the entrants and award … Continue reading

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ffb: The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus

this is the 124th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus ed. by Brian W. Aldiss Penguin 1973 mass market paperback This is the paperback I got at River City Books that … Continue reading

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ffb: D-99

this is the 123rd in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books D-99 by H. B. Fyfe, Pyramid Books 1962 mass paperback I picked this one up last year at Robert’s Books over in Lincoln City, OR … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading September 30 – October 6, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: After my good behavior of one book a week or less for a while, then a batch of mysteries last week, I’ve gone a bit overboard. Bad me. Here’s the arrivals: A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading September 16 – 22, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: It’s been good reading weather. There are several books on the way, here’s what showed up this last week, including one at the very last moment.  H. B. Fyfe Resurrected, The Works of Horace Brown Fyfe edited by Greg … Continue reading

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A Book Procurement

Last week I was searching for some information on a science fiction author. The author wrote only one novel but many short stories, so I found a lot of science fiction collections and anthologies along with lists of stories which … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading September 9 – 15, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: It was really hot, setting records, or with highs not seen since the 1940s. Then it was really nice for a few days. Now it’s thunder showers and chilly. Variety is the spice, they say. For a change, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading Aug 12 – 18, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: Continued temperatures in the mid to high eighties plus higher than usual humidity for August has made it uncomfortable here. I know, it’s worse in the midwest and east, but I’m a left coast guy. We went to our … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading Aug 5 – 11, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: This is the time of year when the garden needs some routine maintenance: weeding, some  trimming and flower cutting. Mostly we just water and enjoy. However, we just spent three days putting in 39 new Iris, which will … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading July 29 – August 4, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: It continues to be hot here, the hottest, driest summer in a decade. Both our water and electric bills will soar; it’s a good thing there are plenty of books here to read for free! The Post Office … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading July 22 – 28, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: Something different this time, though one more Judge Dee book did slip in (from a different A-zon warehouse, I guess).   Necklace and Calabash by Robert van Gulik [University of Chicago Press, 1992 – 5th printing – trade … Continue reading

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SFAL art – a closer look, part 4 of 4

Part 1 is HERE.   Part 2 is HERE.   Part 3 is HERE. It sounds crazy, but I thought I’d already posted this, so it sat in my “drafts” folder for way too long. Sorry. Here it is at last. With this post … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading July 1 – 7, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: As I said last time, the third FlashGordon was expected, and it arrived Monday. That’s it. Flash Gordon: On the Planet Mongo:  The Complete Flash Gordon Library Vol. 1: Sundays 1934 – 1937  by Don Moore, writer, & Alex … Continue reading

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