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    COSTIGAN'S NEEDLE by Jerry Sohl, from ReAnimus Press

    Introducing, from ReAnimus Press: COSTIGAN'S NEEDLE by Jerry Sohl ReAnimus Press - Breathing Life Into Great Books Amazon: Amazon.com: Costigan's Needle eBook: Sohl, Jerry: Kindle Store Star Trek and Twilight Zone writer Jerry Sohl's most beloved novel. Dr. Winfield Costigan had...
  2. Anthony G Williams

    Sci-Fi Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks

    Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks Surface Detail, Banks's penultimate Culture novel, was reviewed here only a few weeks ago, so when the Classic SF discussion group chose for a monthly read the very first one, Consider Phlebas, published in 1987, I thought it would be good to refresh my memory...
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    AMERICAN GOLIATH by Harvey Jacobs, from ReAnimus Press

    Introducing, from ReAnimus Press: AMERICAN GOLIATH by Harvey Jacobs http://ReAnimus.com/1107?s=s2 Amazon: American Goliath - Kindle edition by Jacobs, Harvey. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. World Fantasy Award Finalist for Best Novel! A fantastical novel based on...
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    THE EXILES TRILOGY by Ben Bova, from ReAnimus Press

    Introducing, from ReAnimus Press: THE EXILES TRILOGY by Ben Bova http://ReAnimus.com/1122?s=s1 Amazon: Amazon.com: The Exiles Trilogy eBook: Bova, Ben: Kindle Store When all the best of Earth's scientists are forced into exile to a space station to prevent their work from upsetting...
  5. Anthony G Williams

    Sci-Fi The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit by Graham Joyce

    The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit by Graham Joyce I was first attracted to this novel by a review which described the setting; a British seaside holiday camp in the early 1970s. I have no personal experience of staying in one of these but they were very much part of the popular culture when I...
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    Sci-Fi Secret Journey to Planet Serpo: A True Story of Interplanetary Travel

    Secret Journey to Planet Serpo: A True Story of Interplanetary Travel May 5, 2013 by Len Kasten (Author) "Documents how 12 people, as part of a top-secret U.S. government program, traveled to the planet Serpo and lived there for 13 years • Based on the debriefing of the Serpo team and the...
  7. ryanseanoreilly

    Book Review: "The King in Yellow" by Robert W. Chambers (podcast)

    A mastery of setting and mood, but a little aimless in navigating the swamps of weird fiction. Chambers has a fluent style of writing that is easily digested by modern readers for a book that is this old. Many have noted that his writing is done well. This is true. Others also note that the...
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    BUG JACK BARRON by Norman Spinrad, from ReAnimus Press

    Introducing, from ReAnimus Press: BUG JACK BARRON by Norman Spinrad http://ReAnimus.com/1002?s=s2 Amazon: Amazon.com: Bug Jack Barron eBook: Spinrad, Norman, Moorcock, Michael: Kindle Store GET SET FOR THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO YOU! The banned book is back! You've heard of...
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    A GUIDE TO BARSOOM by John Flint Roy, from ReAnimus Press

    Introducing, from ReAnimus Press: A GUIDE TO BARSOOM by John Flint Roy http://ReAnimus.com/1131?s=s2 (available in both ebook and paperback) Amazon: Amazon.com: A Guide to Barsoom eBook: Roy, John Flint, Resnick, Mike: Kindle Store THE OFFICIAL, DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO BARSOOM Fully...
  10. astonwest

    Sci-Fi Dirty Dozen

    Just wanted to pop in and mention that I have a new collection of Aston West short stories out, in my new Dirty Dozen collection. For those who've already picked up all four of my e-book only Triple-Shots, then the new collection won't benefit you, but I had plenty of folks asking for paperback...
  11. Anthony G Williams

    The Owl Service by Alan Garner

    The Owl Service by Alan Garner Alan Garner has been a unique voice in British fantasy since his first novel, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, was published in 1960, followed by a direct sequel, The Moon of Gomrath in 1963, Elidor two years later and The Owl Service two years after that. Only one...
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    The Star Conquerors Collector's Edition!

    Introducing, from ReAnimus Press: THE STAR CONQUERORS (SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION) by Ben Bova http://ReAnimus.com/1128?s=s2 (available in both ebook and paperback) Amazon: Amazon.com: The Star Conquerors [Collectors' Edition] eBook: Bova, Ben: Kindle Store Six time Hugo winner Ben...
  13. Anthony G Williams

    Surface Detail by Iain M Banks

    Surface Detail by Iain M Banks The late Iain M Banks wrote nine novels in his SF Culture series (published 1987 to 2012), as well as three other, unrelated, SF stories and fifteen mainstream novels (as Iain Banks). Over the decades I have gradually worked my way through all of his SF books...
  14. Anthony G Williams

    The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century, edited by Greenberg and Turtledove...

    The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century, edited by Greenberg and Turtledove (Part 1) This book was published in 2001 and I have to confess that it has been sitting at the bottom of one of my reading piles for a long time (well it's a large-format book, therefore its natural...
  15. ryanseanoreilly

    Book Review: “Slaughterhouse-Five” by Kurt Vonnegut (podcast)

    Post-traumatic stress, time-twisting alien abductions, mid-life crisis meltdowns, and a meta-story on life. There are a few plot threads in this book, but they all weave around the protagonist, Billy Pilgrim. The stories converge on Pilgrim from various times in his life. Having been abducted...
  16. Anthony G Williams

    Chindi by Jack McDevitt, and The Lost Fleet: Courageous by Jack Campbell

    Chindi by Jack McDevitt, and The Lost Fleet: Courageous by Jack Campbell Chindi is the third in McDevitt's Academy series featuring Hutch (Priscilla Hutchins) a spacecraft pilot with a tendency to get involved with alien archaeology; I have already reviewed The Engines of Godand Deepsix on this...
  17. Anthony G Williams

    Absolution Gap by Alastair Reynolds

    Absolution Gap by Alastair Reynolds I read the first three Revelation Space books by Alastair Reynolds over a decade ago, before I began this blog: Revelation Space (published in 2000), Chasm City (2001) and Redemption Ark (2002). I stopped reading the series after that, possibly because I...
  18. ryanseanoreilly

    Book Review: Carrie by Stephen King (podcast)

    Coming of age has always been confusing, but never so very bloody! Phenomenal. King’s debut novel hit the stands hard and quickly established him as a heavy hitter. The story of Carrie White is near pitch perfect. The author’s character development is so excellent it rejuvenates my passion in...
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    Rarity from the Hollow + Reader's Digest

    Hi! On 5-18-15, the retired editor of Reader's Digest posted the following review. Permission to reprint was granted. Other excerpts of reviews are on the Lacy Dawn Adventures home page: Lacy Dawn Adventures The most enjoyable science fiction novel I have read in several years Rarity from...
  20. Anthony G Williams

    A Rumor of Gems by Ellen Steiber

    A Rumor of Gems by Ellen Steiber Ellen Steiber has written many stories for younger readers plus some X-Files spin-offs, none of which I have read. A Rumor of Gems is her first adult fantasy novel. I have a vague recollection that this book was recommended to me by someone who had noted that I...
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