Monthly Archives: July 2017

a William Sleator primer

This post is a partial “primer” of the works of William Sleator (1945-2011) wherein I provide at least a sentence or two about every title of his that I’ve been able to find and read. Continue reading

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Leiber and AI

a look at the Fritz Leiber novel The Big Time, and collection A Pail of Air. Focus is made on one story concerning chess and machine intelligence. Continue reading

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This blog is an assortment of posts about books (science fiction, mostly), board and card games, and other forms of media. I named it gaping blackbird after some of the local residents here in the Southwest.  

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