Monthly Archives: September 2016

Throwback SF Thursday: Double Star by Robert Heinlein

As I mentioned in my Intro, my ignorance regarding classics of speculative fiction runs deep.  My ignorance of the classics of science fiction, and science fiction in general, runs really deep.  I was all about fantasy growing up and only … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday – My Fall TBR Pile

So many good books, so little time!  And with how busy I am, my fall TBR pile is going to wind up looking like a December TBR pile.  But such is life. (Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.)

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Throwback SF Thursday: The Dying Earth by Jack Vance

Why Can’t They Write Stories Like This Anymore? I haven’t been shy about singing the praises of Schuyler Hernstrom’s work in Cirsova issue 1 and issue 2.  Then am I going to agree with Seagull Rising that “Hernstrom’s Images of … Continue reading

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Review of Children of the Different by S.C. Flynn

Nineteen years ago, a brain disease known as the Great Madness killed most of the world’s population. The survivors all had something different about their minds. Now, at the start of adolescence, their children enter a trance-like state known as … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Two Months In

I announced Throwback SF Thursday just over two months ago on July 14.  I hoped not to have to mail a post in quite so soon, but there is no denying that it has been a good couple of months. … Continue reading

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Review of Of Sand and Malice Made by Brad Beaulieu

Of Sand and Malice Made is not, as I had originally thought and hoped, the sequel to last year’s wonderful Twelve Kings of Sharakhai.  Should you wait, then, until With Blood Upon the Sand comes out in February?  You could, … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Hiero’s Journey by Sterling Lanier

The 70s are my favorite era of cinema.  There was a lot of great visual storytelling (Star Wars, Vanishing Point).  It was the decade of the car chase movie (Gone in 60 Seconds, Smokey and the Bandit, Mad Max, Vanishing … Continue reading

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Inaugural Dragon Award Winners Announced

Congrats to the winners of the inaugural Dragon Awards.  I won’t do a long post on the awards.  Mainly because I still don’t have internet at home post-Hermine and would prefer to spend my precious bar-with-wifi time otherwise.  But partly … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Women of Futures Past, edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

I discussed Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s essay on women’s contributions to the pulps in my review of Cirsova issue #2.  It was that essay that convinced me to pick up Women of Futures Past.  And, oh, how I am glad I … Continue reading

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