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Stories that still work: Rescue Party (1946)

Rescue Party is a story about a ship from an alien galactic federation attempting to save people and cultural artifacts that it could from the doomed planet Earth. It was written in 1946 by Arthur C. Clarke and collected in: … Continue reading

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Stories that still work: The Awakening (1942)

The Awakening is a story about suspended animation. It was written in 1942 by Arthur C. Clarke and collected in: Clarke, Arthur Charles. 2002. The collected stories of Arthur C. Clarke. New York: Tom Doherty Associates. (Find in a library). The … Continue reading

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Clarke was right about sci-fi ideas: Reverie

I’m working my way through: Clarke, Arthur Charles. 2002. The collected stories of Arthur C. Clarke. New York: Tom Doherty Associates. Find in a library. I thought it would be fun to highlight stories or commentary from this volume that I … Continue reading

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Exploring possible societies: Childhood’s End

I recently reread a science fiction classic: Clarke, Arthur C. 1953. Childhood’s end. New York: Ballantine Books. If you haven’t read the book, Wikipedia has a good synopsis. Part of the book describes a golden age of humanity prior to … Continue reading

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Review: Initiates, The: A Comic Artist and a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs

Initiates, The: A Comic Artist and a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs by Étienne Davodeau My rating: 5 of 5 stars Recommended without hesitation. This a graphic novel with a “small is beautiful” subtext. This is the story of a graphic … Continue reading

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Book (Series) Review: Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

At the suggestion of a friend, I recently read the following books: Brennan, Sarah Rees. 2009. The demon’s lexicon. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books. Brennan, Sarah Rees. 2010. The demon’s covenant. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books. Brennan, Sarah … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why We Make Mistakes

I have just finished the book: Hallinan, J. T. (2009). Why we make mistakes: How we look without seeing, forget things in seconds, and are all pretty sure we are way above average. New York: Broadway Books. This book has … Continue reading

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