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Standing A Little Too Close to Reality

Stand on Zanzibar, by John Brunner, Winner of the 1969 Hugo Award for Best Novel

Science fiction and fantasy are sometimes dismissed by a certain form of literary elitist as “mere” escapism, as if an escape from “reality” is unique to modern-day genre fiction. 700 more words

Books And Writing

Six Ballantine Originals With Cover Art By Richard Powers

Ballantine Books is a major US publisher which was founded in 1952 by husband and wife team Ian and Betty Ballantine. The imprint quickly gained recognition soon after it was established for its science fiction originals, early editions of which are now highly sought after by collectors the world over. 304 more words


The Whole Man

The Whole Man by John Brunner was published in 1964.  In the UK, it was published as Telepathist.  I read the Ballantine 1973 edition with the cover by artist Charles Moll.  940 more words


GOP Candidates For Governor Talk Ferguson, Mizzou

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP)- Missouri’s Republican gubernatorial candidates say unrest in Ferguson and at the University of Missouri were handled poorly by school and state leaders. 122 more words


Some Lapse of Time

A strange story this, mixing science with the practically-supernatural. I can see why it appealed to Irene Shubik for adapting to television, but ultimately it is a story that might have worked better at half an hour. 692 more words


WATCH LIVE: Missouri Gubernatorial Debate

KMOX is covering tonight’s debate between three of the four candidates for Missouri’s Republican nomination for governor. The debate can be viewed via a live video stream on this page starting at 6:50 pm on Monday, February 22. 68 more words