Monthly Archives: August 2017

August reads – a list

This just a thought or two about each of the books I managed to finish this month. I certainly loaded up on the quick reads to close out the summer.

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Bettyann, by Kris Neville

Kris Neville (1925-1980) was a science fiction writer who (except for an occasional story) left the field sometime in the 1960’s, but not before creating an impression on some critics and other writers. His primary career in the plastics industry … Continue reading

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Star of Gypsies, by Robert Silverberg

Continuing my brief tour into Robert Silverberg’s “third phase” of post-1979 books, I look at the large 1986 novel Star of Gypsies about a long-absent Roma “king” coming back to reassume his leadership and help his people survive an epic power … Continue reading

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an incomplete Brian Aldiss tribute list

Legendary British author Brain Aldiss (1925-2017) died last weekend, after an extremely long and productive writing career. Best known for his science fiction novels, he also published many short stories, criticism, essay collections and literary fiction. Having read many of … Continue reading

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The Penultimate Truth, by Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) has become the most important author in the history of the science fiction genre; aside from his wide influence within literature, his ideas permeate all sorts of SF games, TV shows and movies. PKD is also … Continue reading

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Gilgamesh the King by Robert Silverberg

review of 1984 novel Gilgamesh the King by Robert Silverberg Continue reading

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