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October Reading Wrap Up

In the spirit of “better late than never”, here’s a brief run through of the things I read and listened to in October:

A Closed & Common Orbit – Becky Chambers (Paperback) 870 more words

The Cinemax Theory of Racism

Yesterday I wrote here: 

If Trump’s administration indulges in the racism, sexism and religious and other bigotries that Trump and his people have already promised to engage in, we can assume it’s because his voters are just fine with that racism, sexism and religious and other bigotries — even if they claim to have voted for him for other reasons entirely.

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John Scalzi's "Lock In" review


Science fiction is my genre of choice. With other genres I have periods when I am not in the mood, or I just don’t want something light or something serious or what ever. 540 more words

My Writing

Dear Hank: Try again, Fail better. An Elder's Reflection on NerdCon Stories 2016

I spent the weekend before last at NerdCon: Stories.

I went with my friend Ann Reay. Both of us attended its first year, at a point when each of us was particularly in need of a new experience. 1,436 more words


Friday Review: The Dispatcher by John Scalzi (Audiobook)

The Dispatcher by John Scalzi

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In the not too distant future, it is almost impossible to murder someone. Or for most people to die- permanently. 598 more words


Book Review: "The Dispatcher" by John Scalzi

I’m a fairly new convert to the worlds of John Scalzi, but so far I’ve been impressed. No water turning to wine, mind you, but it’d be difficult to name another author who’s blending sci-fi, speculative fiction, and crime thrillers into such a terrific mashup. 237 more words

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