Tags » Anne McCaffrey

Review: Acorna's Quest

Acorna’s Quest
by Anne McCaffrey & Margaret Ball

(book jacket drawn by ele)

Fantastic entertainment carrying a balance of humor and deep worldcrafting. Unicorn people will understand… with their minds. 34 more words

A Snapshot of 1970

Well, there’s still overtime at work, but that’s nothing surprising at this point.  So I’ve been reading an anthology…which is even less surprising, I’m sure.  I know I’ve mentioned that my favorite anthologies seem to be from the 1990s – there’s just something about the short stories of that era that I find more to my taste than any other date range.   472 more words


Books Were Her Superpower....

Anne MC Caffrey’s An Exchange of Gifts


I couldn’t remember where it came from—Anne McCaffrey’s little book, An Exchange of Gifts. It still has its library spine tag; probably it came from one of those ‘fill a bag’ sales, here in town or when we were off on a book-searching adventure. 821 more words



I have to say, it’s a lot better for me to read anthologies while I have overtime going on.  Normally I can get a minimum of two hours reading time in a day, plus however much I choose to add in the evening.   818 more words


Neuromancer strikes my fancy

A few weeks ago Keith Law tweeted this lifehacker list of seminal Science Fiction books. From the age of 10 – 30 the only books I read were nature/baseball/science fiction/westerns so I thought I’d take a look at the list and see how many of them I read. 974 more words

Space Stuff Comping Up! (Reading List and Poetry)

I spent autumn getting back into my beloved science fiction and space in general.

Books I started reading:

My Life

The thing is, emotion – if it’s visibly felt by the writer – will go through all the processes it takes to publish a story and still hit the reader right in the gut.

9 more words