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Unpulped #14: The Rebel Worlds by Poul Anderson

The copy of the book I have has this tag line: “Two men and one woman in a desperate battle to win a galactic empire—or destroy it!” Though, really, the woman is incidental. Really, she is the focus of a … Continue reading

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Unpulped #13: The Trouble Twisters by Poul Anderson

When I started writing this Unpulped series, I knew I’d be reading bad books. However, even though Poul Anderson’s The Trouble Twisters is bad, I didn’t think any book I was reading would bother me as much as this one … Continue reading

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A Nostalgia I Never Had: William Sleator vs. Roger Zelazny and Nicholas Fisk

I really like William Sleator (his books are a nostalgia I had, specifically INTERSTELLAR PIG and THE BOY WHO REVERSED HIMSELF). He has books which are amazing, such as HOUSE OF STAIRS and THE LAST UNIVERSE, and books which are … Continue reading

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Analog March 1975

This is one of those several months after the facts book reviews, so if it sounds like a dream being recounted in a dream, that’s why. “Jill the Giant-Killer” by William Tuning and Ewing Edgar: Most noticeable here are the … Continue reading

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Unpulped #12: Ground Zero Man by Bob Shaw

Here I am attempting to be immediate in my book-talking again, because my default is to finish a book or a magazine or a game or a movie and want to talk about it immediately, but then end up writing … Continue reading

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Analog February 1975

I’m not spending any time on the non-stories in these old Analogs, but that’s not because what’s there isn’t interesting. In fact,  reading those reviews and editorials and science articles are a large part of the fun of this cultural … Continue reading

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Analog January 1975

A friend of my mom’s gifted me with a entire year’s worth of Analog from 1975. How could I turn this down? I’m fascinated with the history of speculative fiction and what better way to immerse myself in that history … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading (June Edition)

AS ALWAYS, THOUGH I’VE NEVER SAID THIS BEFORE, SPOILERS AHEAD. BE WARNED!!!! Extra Virginity by Tom Mueller Is it enough to say that reading this book caused me to go out and buy non-grocery store olive oil? To drink shots … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading (May Edition)

What I’m Reading (May Edition) Published a few seconds ago Apologies for the flood of book bites. I let myself get backed up. Also, I thought you might be starving. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood This is … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: April Edition (Considerably Late) (Part 2)

A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab I went to see Victoria Schwab give a reading/talk here in Houston with my friend J who adores her writing. She was amazing, both inspiring and intimidating, and so I snatched … Continue reading

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