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Down from the Attic

And it’s another review with a tie-in to the 1920s.

I don’t normally read books about movies, and I’ve only reviewed one other movie book, Joe Bob Briggs’ … 936 more words

Book Review

"Gateway" (Heechee Saga #1) by Frederik Pohl Review


Author: Frederik Pohl

Release Date: April 1977

While enjoyed the setting and the writing style, the main character of this book was so whiny (and pretty much a terrible person) that at times it became less of a sci-fi novel and more of a character study that I really didn’t want to examine. 16 more words

3 Barrels

Man Plus

After the tiresome experience of exams, I’m finally free to return to blogging semi-regularly, which is pretty exciting – for me, at least! It took me a long time to decide what I should write about (seriously, I have so many drafts I gave up on…), but finally decided to settle on something easy, … 748 more words

Sci Fi

November 26: Happy Birthday Tina Turner and Charles M. Schulz

Tina Turner is celebrating her 77th birthday today.  Sometimes called the “Queen of Rock,” she has essentially had two musical careers.  The first began when she was in her late teens, and one night at a concert by Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm, she was invited to sing at intermission, which led to her gradually becoming part of the band. 1,352 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

The Best of C. M. Kornbluth

Another entry in the alternate history series though this one only has a single story that fits the bill.

Raw Feed (1992): The Best of C. 3,238 more words

Science Fiction

Adventures in Science Fiction Cover Art: The Artists Behind the 1st ed. Cover of John Brunner's The Sheep Look Up (1972)

(Irving Freeman and Mark Rubin’s cover for the 1st ed. of The Sheep Look Up (1972), John Brunner)

John Brunner’s The Sheep Look Up (1972) would easily make my top fifteen SF novels of the 1970s—it’s far better than anything else he produced in the decade, although some might argue that… 374 more words

Science Fiction

[Free eBook] Lest Darkness Fall & Related Stories by L. Sprague de Camp [Vintage Science Fiction Classic]

Lest Darkness Fall & Related Stories by the late L. Sprague de Camp is his vintage classic science fiction time travel novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press. 419 more words