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33 New Book Reviews, and Some Upcoming Changes

Postby Omphalos » Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:05 pm

Some of you may have noticed that I have not put up many book reviews lately. My brother and I have been making some major changes to my book review site. None of them are visible yet, but they all hopefully will be before the end of the month. I can promise an awesome slew of search features that will make navigating the book pages simple, and be an interesting and fun exercise in its own right. For now though I have put up reviews of all the materials I have read since August. I was not able to make changes to the content of the site, so I had quite a few sitting on my hard drive, just waiting for the right moment. Well, that moment is here. I will let you know more as the other features come on-line. Actually, I'm on pins and needles about some of them. I want them NOW! But, Ill have to be patient. Hope you enjoy the new reviews.

Novels

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, 1979

Looking Backward, by Edward Bellamy, 1887

Rogue Moon, by Algis Budrys, 1960

Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler, 1993

Camouflage, by Joe Haldeman, 2004

Marsbound, by Joe Haldeman, 2008

The Stand, The Complete and Uncut Edition, by Stephen King, 1991

The Futurological Congress, by Stanislaw Lem, 1974

On the Beach, by Nevil Shute, 1957

Son of Man, by Robert Silverberg, 1971

The Man Who Fell to Earth, by Walter Tevis, 1963

The Languages of Pao, by Jack Vance, 1958

Galapagos, by Kurt Vonnegut, 1985

We, by Yevgeny Zamayitn, 1924/1980

Coyote, by Allen Steele, 2003

Coyote Rising, by Allen Steele, 2004

Coyote Frontier, by Allen Steele, 2005




Reference

The Anatomy of Wonder, 4th Edition, edited by Neil Barron, 1995

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, edited by Clute and Nichols, 1999

The Way the Future Was, by Frederik Pohl, 1978

The Encyclopedia of Science Ficion Places, edited by Brian Stableford, 1999




Novellas & Novelettes

Sergeant Chip, by Bradley Denton, 2004

Exploration Team, by Murray Leinster, 1956

Jigoku no Mokushiroku, by John G. McDaid, 1996

The Darfsteller, by Walter Miller, Jr.

Blood's A Rover, by Chad Oliver, 1952

Guide Dog, by Mike Connor, 1991

Rachel in Love, by Pat Murphy, 1987




Collections

The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury, 1951




Short Stories

The Star, by Arthur C. Clarke, 1955

Or All the Seas with Oysters, by Avram Davidson, 1957

Allamagoosa, by Eric Frank Russell

Harrison Bergeron, by Kurt Vonnegut, 1961
Something is about to happen, Hal. Something wonderful!

-James C. Harwood, Science Fiction Writer, Straight (March 5, 1956 - May 25, 2010)



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Postby The Phantom » Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:34 pm

dude you're a machine!!!


and not in that bad, evil, overlord omnius way..
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Postby Nekhrun » Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:36 pm

Way to go Harriet! :twisted:
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:26 pm

Nekhrun wrote:Way to go Harriet! :twisted:


Tsk! Are the Wild already sucking so badly that you have to be this cruel?

Liquor only hides the suck temporarily, young man.
Something is about to happen, Hal. Something wonderful!

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Postby inhuien » Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:17 am

Looking forward to seeing your new review site. Thanks for all your work.
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Postby Nekhrun » Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:59 am

Omphalos wrote:
Nekhrun wrote:Way to go Harriet! :twisted:


Tsk! Are the Wild already sucking so badly that you have to be this cruel?

Liquor only hides the suck temporarily, young man.

Oh you bastard. I wasn't quite ready for Wild insults yet. I don't even think they fixed the Excel Center yet after all of that RNC bullshit.
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Postby Omphalos » Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:34 am

Nekhrun wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Nekhrun wrote:Way to go Harriet! :twisted:


Tsk! Are the Wild already sucking so badly that you have to be this cruel?

Liquor only hides the suck temporarily, young man.

Oh you bastard. I wasn't quite ready for Wild insults yet. I don't even think they fixed the Excel Center yet after all of that RNC bullshit.


They will never get the stink out of that place now. 40K happy young christian republicans can carry an awful stank, you know.
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Postby Liege-Killer » Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:04 pm

Last time I was in a used book store, I saw a copy of that dictionary of sf places. Maybe I should have picked it up. My so far tiny sf reference section could use some beefing up.
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Postby Nekhrun » Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:05 pm

Omphalos wrote:
Nekhrun wrote:Way to go Harriet! :twisted:


Tsk! Are the Wild already sucking so badly that you have to be this cruel?


Wild Win! Suck it!
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Postby Omphalos » Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:16 pm

Nekhrun wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Nekhrun wrote:Way to go Harriet! :twisted:


Tsk! Are the Wild already sucking so badly that you have to be this cruel?


Wild Win! Suck it!


Fortunately I will not have to hear that many more times this season.
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Postby Omphalos » Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:17 pm

Liege-Killer wrote:Last time I was in a used book store, I saw a copy of that dictionary of sf places. Maybe I should have picked it up. My so far tiny sf reference section could use some beefing up.


Look on Amazon before you buy. I saw one in a local used book store here for $10, then checked there and saw a bunch of used ones for like 25 cents plus $3.50 shipping.
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