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Expendable (1987) by Philip K. Dick


It’s bug against bug with Mankind — and one man, in particular — caught in the middle in this nutty fantasy. Silly, but harmless.

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Book Review: Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

Title: Messenger of Fear

Author: Michael Grant

Book Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Pages: 272

Published: September 23rd 2014 by Katherine Tegen Books

 I remembered my name – Mara. 705 more words

A Drama in Mexico: The First Ships of the Mexican Navy (1851) by Jules Verne


A couple of Spanish mutineers embark on a cross-country trip to Mexico City in order to hand over their ships to the Mexicans, pursued by guilt and Spanish loyalists. Unsurprising adventure yarn.

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The Digging at Pistol Key (1947) by Carl Jacobi


Jamaican voodoo and pirate treasure combine in this story about a disdainful Brit in Trinidad who kills his young black house-servant in a fit of temper and lives to regret it. 18 more words

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Possession by JR Ward

Short, Sweet, and Snappy Review:

Title: Possession

Author: J R Ward

Genre: paranormal

What I liked: Cameos from Xhex and John… 550 more words


A Descent into the Maelstrom (1841) by Edgar Allan Poe


Overly long (or insufficiently complicated) tale of a fisherman’s brush with death in a Nordic whirlpool more than a mile wide.

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Death Waters (1924) by Frank Belknap Long


An old man tells the story of how his cocksure companion, determined to bottle the water from a black lake in Honduras, meets instead his death when he forces a cup of the stuff on their black guide. 8 more words

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