Category Archives: Books and Reading

WWW Wednesday – Aug 27, 2014

WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading. My reading of late has been sporadic, fitted around beta reading and proofing. • What are you currently reading? After Elizabeth, by Leanda de Lisle. Basic, eminently readable history about James I of … Continue reading


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Truth in Fiction: Interesting Victorian Women

I am bound to come out like a murderess or an idiot in my photograph — hard featured, forbidding, and coarse. . . . Mr. Falk had given me a low chair, and I told him my legs were so … Continue reading


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Worldcon Report 8: A First Edition

by Brenda W. Clough  I have no paper editions of my work in the UK, and so it is not surprising that I am pretty obscure in this country. However, a close canvassing of the huckster room reveals one dealer … Continue reading


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WWW Wednesday – Aug 13, 2014

WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading.   To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?   … Continue reading


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Consideration of Works Past: The Door into Summer/Double Star

(Pictures from here and here.) My two favorite Heinlein novels have always been The Door into Summer (1957) and Double Star (1956). The reasons for this have changed over the ears. TDIS was not one of his most popular novels– one critic suggested that this was a novel where … Continue reading


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“Light and Shadow” — a new short story by Linda Nagata

War Stories anthology cover art

Linda Nagata’s newest short story “Light and Shadow” is in the just-released anthology War Stories, edited by Jaym Gates and Andrew Liptak, and published by Apex Publications. War Stories is an anthology of military science fiction that also includes stories … Continue reading


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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading. To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?   • … Continue reading


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Truth in Fiction: Novelized Autobiography

I wonder why I did not commence authorship before! How true it is that a man never knows what he can do until he tries. The fact is, I never thought that I could make a novel, and I was … Continue reading


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Guest Post: Nicola Griffith: Who Owns SF?

Hild

Book View Cafe is delighted to present a guest post from Nicola Griffith, who is on a blog tour in honor (honour?) of the UK release of her book Hild. by Nicola Griffith [This first went up on Charlie Stross’s … Continue reading


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WWW Wednesday – July 30, 2014

WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading.   • What did you recently finish reading? Middlemarch, by George Eliot. A somewhat longish review here. Prisoner, by Lia Silver. This is the first volume in what will be a longer series, … Continue reading


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