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GIFTED – wonderful movie about a seven-year old genius

Stories about super-smart kids (or adults) all-too-often portray them unrealistically. As eccentric in some way: socially inept, physically awkward, or downright ugly. The truth is that they are typically pretty much like everyone else. And like most of us have … Continue reading

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Latest VORKOSIGAN SAGA book now in paperback

The 17th and latest volume of Lois McMaster Bujold‘s Vorkosigan Saga is now available in the conveniently sized mass market paperback: Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen. In this latest chapter of the Saga Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan, Vicereine of the … Continue reading

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THE BIG SICK engrossing film

My lady friend and I watched The Big Sick this weekend. She suggested it, I was mildly interested. But as I watched it I became really engrossed in the story and the people in it. There are no beautiful people … Continue reading

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MACKEY CHANDLER just joined my favorite authors

Mackey Chandler just joined my list of favorite authors. This because of a book and the series it’s in (which I’ve just finished reading). I suggest you download a sample of the first book, Family Law. Click the image to … Continue reading

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BARE-SKINNED SUPERHEROINE which is not silly

Here’s the first draft of an interior illustration for my Shapechanger book, The Super Olympian: Mystic Warrior. In it my heroine is asked to help an old friend who’s been captured by terrorists. The baddies are hiding in a jungle, … Continue reading

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New ERIC FLINT book available – The Alexander Inheritance

I’ve bought this. As I autobuy all of Eric Flint’s alt-history books. His first book was 1632, which has developed into an entire series of books. Lately he’s branched out into books based on the cosmic cataclysm at the root … Continue reading

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PERILOUS WAIF – great military SF

In a far future Alice Long is a 14-year-old orphan on jungle planet Gaia. Her nun-like Matrons would disapprove of the body-mods she has if they knew about them. An accident reveals some, plus the fact that the brain-washing they … Continue reading

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ELL DONSAII stories, a fun series by Laurance Dahner

I just finished reading a delightful series by Laurance Dahners. Thirteen books in all (so far) it tells of the adventure of Ell Donsaii, a scientist and athlete of near-superhuman abilities. Unlike much of SF, integral to it is the … Continue reading

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REAL GENIUSES: What are they Like?

Science fiction writers often write about geniuses and other very bright people.  If you’re satisfied with all the stereotypes about them, read no more. But if you’d like to know what they are REALLY like, go to this newly posted … Continue reading

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