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A Plethora Of Penguins Part Two

In the first part of this article published last week (here), I talked about the number of unfinished collections of Penguin books I have sitting on my library shelves and how frustrating a situation this is for an obsessive like me. 367 more words

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Science Fiction Friday: Time Is On Your Side, Yes It Is

~Richard C.

My favorite part of the recent movie Interstellar (semi spoiler alert) was the character development when time started passing differently in the plot. Nothing terribly new about this in… 532 more words

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Man Plus (1976) by Frederik Pohl

In a criticism of the sterilized suburban existence of mid-20th America, Frederik Pohl’s protagonist of Man Plus, Roger Torraway (look at that loaded surname), celebrated astronaut on the downslope of fame, undergoes an extreme physical transformation in order to join a colonial mission to Mars, and likewise experiences a bewildering internal transformation that upsets his life, his perspective, and, ultimately, his place as a modern American male. 1,079 more words

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A Plethora Of Penguins Part One

I love Penguin Books. I think it all started at secondary school because we had so many of them in our library – rows and rows of orange, blue and green spines. 471 more words

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November 2014 Reading Review

Another month has come and gone and I managed to get some fine SF reading done in between avoiding news coverage of events that reinforce my pathetic retreat from the world of humanity, and hosting traditional holiday events of which I dislike, and half of my family dislikes, and the other half doesn’t recognize because Mexico, and we usually don’t do anything for T-day, but this year, hey, we’re in the same town let’s do something, how about you baste a turkey and sugar up some yams, and can you make a salad for work because everyone loves your salads and this will be perfect for this season of boost the economy in the name of family and imperialism… 1,043 more words

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Not The Automobile

“A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam.”

Frederik Pohl

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