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Updates: Recent Science Fiction Acquisitions No. CXIV (Wilhelm + Spinrad + Ball + Vance)

Another wonderful batch including two novellas by Kate Wilhelm in the collection Abyss (1971).

A Norman Spinrad novel, The Men in the Jungle (1967), courtesy of the MPorcius, the proprietor of… 412 more words

Book Reviews

The unanswerable question

I made it! This is the very last entry in my 26-Week Book Challenge, even if this is an afterlude. Don’t tell me that’s not a word; it is now. 301 more words

Books

Too Straight-Forward?

Is there a place for the straight-forward in genre fiction any more?

It’s a serious question with implications for me at least. You see, I’m under no illusions – I don’t write  593 more words

Writing

Other things I've been reading

A Voyage to Arcturus, by David Lindsay

This is one of those novels that a lot of writers like to cite as being an inspiration, but which doesn’t seem to have much of a popular following. 456 more words

Fragments Of Culture

The Unpronouncables

I generally don’t have any trouble with the English language but here are five books whose titles I just can’t seem to pronounce no matter how I try. 69 more words

Books