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Lost worlds and ports of call

Month: May 2013 (page 1 of 2)

Michael Shea’s sequel to The Extra

Learned today that the sequel to Michael Shea’s novel, The Extra, entitled Assault on Sunrise, will be published in August of 2013. I’m thrilled to learn of a new book from one of my favorite authors, and hopefully this also means he’ll be writing some more short fiction soon.

Free classic sf on the web

And not the pirated kind, but audio readings, from Huxley, Asimov, and others. The original link has more information.

Matthew Weber’s The Bull

Over at Washington Times a review of The Bull, a novel by Matthew Weber. I’m planning a review of this book in Prometheus, along with a stack of other books I need to get through.

Ray Bradbury on writing

Quotes from Ray Bradbury and 25 minutes of audio of the late great master of speculative fiction.

Using Google like spy agencies

Interesting article on how to use Google for country and file specific searches, somewhat like an un-named spy agency. Adding keywords like “site” and “filetype” aren’t new, but since most people use Google, knowing these and other ways to refine searches can improve other searches.

Raymond Chandler muses on writing

Thoughts on writing in letters from Raymond Chandler.


Some amusing quotes, mangled and twisted.

Bloomsbury set

While not a fan of the members of the Bloomsbury writers and artists, I find literary groups fascinating.

The National and six hours of Sorrow

An amazing six hours of one song as The National performs one song over and over.

Breaking Stalin’s Nose, a novel

Just learned about this young adult book, published in 2011and winner of the 2012 Newbury Award. Written by Eugene Yelchin, it tells the tale of a young boy in Soviet Russia

now that it is finally time to join the Young Soviet Pioneers, the day Sasha has awaited for so long, everything seems to go awry. Perhaps Sasha does not want to be a Young Soviet Pioneer after all. Is it possible that everything he knows about the Soviet Government is a lie?

Available from Amazon and other bookstores. There’s also a Kindle edition.

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