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Let's Go Back to the Hugos! 1976!

It’s Hugo Week! And it’s not that big of a deal! So you know what that means… it’s time to go… Back to the Hugos! 519 more words

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The Computer Connection (1975) by Alfred Bester

Bester. If you’ve had any experience with his short fiction, or even his most famous novel, the first ever Hugo-winning novel, The Demolished Man (1952), you know he unleashes his prose at a gallop, with punchy, dynamic lingo that jabs, cuts, and bruises with unrelenting speed. 508 more words

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Doorways in the Sand (1976) by Roger Zelazny

Bits and pieces. Pieces–

Splayed and static, dry-throated, stomach churning, a red-eyed study in Bruise and bacteria, at some 12,000 feet with a Speicus of my own, I reflect upon the whispered taunts: DID YOU REVIEW ME YET? 303 more words

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Burning Cash Like Hell Banknotes

As a Hi-Fi hobbyist, I bought, traded-in, and sold stereo-system components frequently. Hi-Fi – or high-fidelity – was about faithful audio recording and reproduction in the new medium: stereophonic dual-channels. 1,014 more words


The Face At The Midnight Movie

It was one of those rare occasions when I was late for a movie. The screen ads had finished running, and the lights had already dimmed when I entered the  841 more words


An Emperor's Feast In Saigon

My face muscles stiffened when the idle after-work coffee chat at the cozy Little Cafe in The Arcade took an odd turn. My eyes popped in disbelief – why did my boss, Ong*, ask  1,249 more words


Footfall (1985) by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

I originally had all these great ideas for making fun of reviewing my latest Niven-Pournelle Hugo-nominated disaster read, the main one being that I was going to list every single character intro in this 100-and-some-odd number cast, a la Ross Putman… 895 more words

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