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Throwback SF Thursday: Announcing the Winner of the Leigh Brackett Giveaway

I am happy to announce the winner of Leigh Brackett giveaway.  The random number generator does not lie.  The winner is PC Bushi.  In place of his Dark Lord of Jack Vance he shall have a queen!  Beautiful and as … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: The Secret of the Sinharat and People of the Talisman by Leigh Brackett

My exposure to Brackett had been all of one short story, but for some reason I’ve long associated her with Edgar Rice Burroughs. After reading these two novellas, I think the better comparison is to Robert E. Howard (more on … 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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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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Throwback SF Thursday: Have Space Suit—Will Travel by Robert Heinlein

I don’t read a whole lot of YA fiction these days (or ever, really).  Even less middle school fiction.  And I suppose Have Space Suit—Will Travel, like The Hobbit, would be marketed as middle school fiction were it to be … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester

Tension, apprehension, and dissension have begun . . . Alfred Bester may have had a touch of psionic ability himself.  The Demolished Man reads like equal parts hardboiled noir and cyberpunk.  It’s tense and taut throughout, if it never quite … Continue reading

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