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Best science fiction stories of the year Sixth annual collection

Dozois, Gardner
Eight stories pub. in 1976 selected by Dozois. John Varleys "Air Raid" Ive read before, it is mind-blowing. "Custer's Last Jump" by Utley and Waldrop goes on a bit, but it's pretty good. Michel Bishops "The Samurai And The Willows" was kinda sad on a very depressing weekend.

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11/2006

The Best Of The Best Volume 2

Dozois, Gardner
Thirteen novellas by various authors. A couple of them I liked a whole bunch. Beggars In Spain, by Nancy Kress, was pretty darn good.

Words I Had To Look Up:

ecopoiesis(pg. 469)-- The creation of an artificially-generated, sustainable ecosystem on a lifeless planet

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2/2010

The New Space Opera 2

Dozois, Gardner
Edited with Johnathan Strahan. Nineteen stories, most of which are too esoteric for my plebeian tastes. My favorites was the Scalzi, but I may be prejudiced.

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11/2012

In The Stormy Red Sky

Drake, David
This is book number seven but the first RCN book I've read, but the characters' names seem very familiar. Especially Lt. Vesey. I can't explain it.

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8/2009

Old Nathan

Drake, David
Dedicated to Manly Wade Wellman, this book of "Appalachian fantasy" is very much like Wellman's Silver John stories. I loved those, I love this.

Quote:

He folded the blade and put his knife away.

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10/2022

Some Golden Harbor

Drake, David
Book number five in the Lt. Leary/RCN series. Pellegrino invades Dunbar's World, Leary and company intervene.

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1/2013

Starliner

Drake, David
A space ,liner is caught up in an interplanetary war. I enjoyed reading the adventure. I read the Baen Free Books e-book edition.

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9/2022

The Complete Hammer's Slammers, vol. 1

Drake, David
A collection of stories about the tank mercenaries of outer space. Lots of tank action.

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7/2007

The Tank Lords

Drake, David
Several stories about Hammer's Slammers, the tank mercenaries in the future. Good read, of its kind. I've read several of this series, so I guess I like it! EDIT: I forgot to mention that I feel the author's Afterword is very interesting and important to read.

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10/2022

What Distant Deeps

Drake, David
Daniel Leary finds a plot at Zenobia. Eighth book in the series

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8/2015

With The Lightnings

Drake, David
Lt. Leary series #1. A librarian on a planet ends up helping Lt. Leary during revolution/planetary invasion. I enjoyed it very much.

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To her the most amusing part of the whole business was the fact that an hour before she'd have truthfully said that she wasn't afraid to die. It appeared that she was, however, afraid to mash herself to a pulp as the climax to a hundred-foot fall. She supposed it was vanity.

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But then, there were people who probably thought work in a library was a sentence to Hell.

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10/2022

Copper Sun

Draper, Sharon
An African girl is kidnapped by slavers and hauled off to the Carolinas, ends up being purchased as a gift for the master's son. Eventually she escapes to Spanish Florida.

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10/2012

The Battle Of Jericho

Draper, Sharon
High school teen wants to join an exclusive club, hazing leads to tragic end. A cautionary tale. Depressing, too.

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6/2003

Deep Wizardry

Duane, Dianne
Well, I must have read this before, possibly before I even started keeping track of books, but I having read it I don't remember anything of the story, so maybe not. I enjoy it, though! Whales! Dolphins!

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3/2024

So You Want To Be A Wizard

Duane, Dianne
Hey, I read this before, why isn't it in here? Oh, must have been before 1998. Well, I read it again, it is still cute. Girl escaping bullys find refuge in the library, discovers book about becoming a wizard, does so.

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6/2009

Pantoms In The Snow

Duble, Kathleen Benner
Noah, an newly-orphaned fifteen-year-old, is sent to live with the uncle he has never met. Uncle is a soldier stationed at Ft. Hale, Colorado, where he is part of the winter-warfare "ski" soldiers known as the "Phantoms". Good story, Noah's pacifistic upbringing causes him some conflict as he goes through training. Good story! Uhh, that should be "Phantoms"...

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5/2011

My Friends The Misses Kindness

Duncan, Jane
Janet takes a boat trip back home to Scotland after her husband passes away. She meets three sisters (triplets)who are the life of the ship. They think. The colorful book jacket led me to believe this book would be a humerous tale. Made me think of a Readers Digest Condensed Books story titled Warm Bodies by Donald R. Morris. Except that the Morris book is about the Navy.The book Im thinking of was about a doctor on a cruise ship. But I digress. As I was saying, it is not. Humerous, that is. It IS one of the last of around 25 books the author wrote before she passed away. They were rather popular in the day, there are several web sites and a Wikipedia article devoted to her.

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11/2006

A Gift Of Magic

Duncan, Lois
Read this before, read it again. Teen Nancy and he family, minus dad, move to Florida, for what will be and extended stay. Without dad, she leans, as her parents are getting divorced. The last line brought many tears.

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12/2011

Peggy

Duncan, Lois
Fictionography of Peggy Shippen, wife of Benedict Arnold. She comes off as a bit of a ball-buster.

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1/2003

The Bookman's Wake

Dunning, John
Book seller traces fine press edition of The Raven. Read sometime in the past.

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