Category Archives: Reading itself

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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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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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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B is for Bradbury

In the midst of this brutal cold we’ve been experiencing the last few weeks, a sunny spring-like day popped up. All the kids were out in all the playgrounds and it was delightful weather and I was reminded of a … Continue reading

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Capclave 2017

Capclave 2017 was held last weekend in Gaithersburg and I went because I like Capclave. It is a rare opportunity for the Great Unwashed to mix with the better science fiction writers/editors/artists/booksellers/whatnot unencumbered by security lines and overpriced autograph fees … Continue reading

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Hey! Look What I Got!

A YouTube channel!

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Stalking Alastair Reynolds

I have been an Alastair Reynolds fan ever since I picked up Revelation Space and got my mind blown. Man, you gotta read the series. Just gotta. So when I heard that he was the Guest of Honor at CapClave … Continue reading

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First World Problems

I have a library card and use it mostly on the Blue Ridge Download Consortium website. Sad fact, the online library has far more titles to browse than does the real one. Anyhoo, I put a hold on a few books last week, … Continue reading

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In Case You Hadn’t Noticed…

              …both these Ebook titles remain 1.99. Helping you to stay informed, I am.

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