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Review of The River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey

The River of Teeth has a killer concept. It riffs off a cockamamie scheme to deal with invasive vegetation and a meat shortage in America by importing hippos en masse. In Gailey’s world, Congress went forward with the scheme (at … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Changa’s Safari by Milton Davis

Teen boys get a bad rap.  David Hartwell sneered that “the Golden Age of Science Fiction is 12.”  John Rogers gibed that “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged.  One … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: The Narrow Land by Jack Vance

The Narrow Land is a collection of six short stories and one novella by Jack Vance.  This was my first exposure to Vance after The Dying Earth.  What it doesn’t have is the magic of The Dying Earth stories.  But … Continue reading

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Review of The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis

The Guns Above starts out in media res.  Or maybe a little more after media res, beginning at the end of a battle.  Wait, what?  I wouldn’t have minded seeing that battle, but we will get plenty of that, and … Continue reading

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Review of Skitter by Ezekiel Boone

Skitter is the sequel to The Hatching, one of my favorite books from 2016.  The Hatching gave us a spider apocalypse, because getting your face eaten off by zombies just isn’t scary enough.  The Hatching jumps around among a seemingly … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs

PC Bushi beat me to the punch, and Jeffro wrote a full retrospective back in 2014, so I’m not going to do a full review of At the Earth’s Core. First, some fun facts from an Edgar Rice Burroughs panel … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Who Fears the Devil? by Manly Wade Wellman

I went to a panel at the WorldCon in San Antonio a few years back on Texas Pulp SF.  Apart from the 800-lb. 1800-lb. gorilla in the room, Texans were grossly underrepresented in the pulps.  The consensus was that they … Continue reading

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