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World Series Update

Figured it was about time I updated things, like several series I finished over the past few months: Daniel Suarez’ Daemon and Freedom. Daemon left me breathless. My goodness, talk about brutal and ruthless. Freedom, though, threw a great big … Continue reading

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Harsh Mistress

The 49th anniversary of the first moon landing passed a few days ago with no fanfare, no notice, no interest. As has every single moon landing and its anniversary since about the time Alan Shepard whacked a golf ball into … Continue reading

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The Dad of Frankenstein

I saw the movie Mary Shelley  a little while back. Pretty good. Enjoyed it. Elle Fanning   was far more ingenue than Mary Shelley ever was but, fine, she has the look. Thought it gave a very accurate portrayal of … Continue reading

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Nick of Time

I was sitting around doing nothing this past Friday when my son called and said, “Hey, would you like to meet Nick Foles?” Seems the Nickster has written a book and was signing copies at a bookstore in Harrisburg. Harrisburg? … Continue reading

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Picture Books Writ Larger

A couple of days ago I finished Caliban’s War, the second book of James. S. A. Corey’s The Expanse series, an event  duly noted and then reported by Goodreads. Without my input. Sheesh. If they know when I finish a … Continue reading

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Escape Velocity 2018 Part 2: Brin and Bear It

Alright, alright, no more puns. Upun my word. The next event after Greg Bear was David Brin talking about the future. Wow, a double header and I was all a twitter but, I messed up the time because I was … Continue reading

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Escape Velocity 2018: Bear With US

Harked I to the Gaylord Convention Center this past Saturday for the Museum of Science Fiction’s Escape Velocity, their annual convention of all things science fiction, emphasis on the science. Nice place. They were happy to see me. Security was … Continue reading

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Memorial Day, 2018. Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester VA

                                                      

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Old Boy’s Life

We of a certain age tend to wax nostalgic about those fabulous 60s. What, you don’t remember those fabulous 60s? Well, that’s because you’re not of a certain age or, as the old joke goes, you did the 60s right. … Continue reading

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Star Struck

  I don’t usually review non-fiction books because I’m there to learn, not criticize, unless the book is obviously wrong (I’m looking at you, Hillary). But I must sing the praises of Govert Schilling’s Ripples in Spacetime, which concerns gravitational … Continue reading

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