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On The Beach

Shute, Nevil
Everybody dies of radiation poisoning. Great book!! No Nukes!!

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2/2000

Stephen Morris

Shute, Nevil
Good story about a man involved in flying back in the 20's .

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3/2001

Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress

Sijie, Dai
Interesting little novel about two Chinese boys sent to the countryside to be "re-educated" and a girl they meet there. Didn't quite "get" the ending.

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5/2003

Roma Eterna

Silverberg, Robert
An alternate history of Rome, one where it survived into the space age. With a picture of a spaceship on the jacket, I thought there would be more space-stuff. There was not. Still good, though!

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6/2011

Beyond Control

Silverberg, Robert, editor
Seven stories of science fiction by various authors, pub. in 1972. Didn't really grab me.

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10/2002

Far Horizons

Silverberg, Robert, editor
Stories by Brin, Card, Haldeman, Le Guin, McCaffrey, Bear, Benford, Pohl and others. Good stories!

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4/2000

The androids are coming

Silverberg, Robert, editor
Seven stories of androids by authors E.C. Tubb, Clifford D. Simak, Isaac Asimov, J.T. McIntosh, Philip K. Dick, Avram Davidson, and Alfred Bester. Read in the bathtub, over a period of a week...

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"Robopsychologist, please." "Oh, are robots so differnt from men, mentally?" "Worlds different." She allowed herself a frosty smile. "Robots are essentially decent."

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5/2007

Worlds of Maybe

Silverberg, Robert, editor
Seven stories of alternate worlds. Sideways In Time, by Murry Leinster, reminded me of 1632, the novel by Eric Flint. It's too long to quote here, but Sail On Sail On, by Philip Jose Farmer, had a cute little explanation of C.W. radio using an analagy of a column a little angels.

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That was one sweet collection of sinusoids. -- Delenda Est, by Robert Silverberg, pg. 221.

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5/2007

Way Station

Simak, Clifford D.
A CIA (domestic spying?) agent runs across a Civil War veteran that is more than a hundred years old, but appears to be in his thirties. A classic science fiction novel.

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6/2011

It Can't Hurt Forever

Singer, Marilyn
A young girl has heart surgery. Realistic story so children will know what to expect in hospital. Pretty good.

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5/2004

The Immortal Life Of Herietta Lacks

Skloot, Rebecca
"Enjoyed" may not be the right word, but I'm GLAD I read it. It gave a picture of society that I am not so familiar with. I'll be processing this story for a long time.

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2/2015

Strange Attractors

Sleator, William
A teenage boy acquires a time machine. Has underage alcohol consumption, drug use. Didn't like it

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8/1998

The Duplicate

Sleator, William
A teenage boy find a machine that will make a duplicate of him! Didn't like it.

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8/1998

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Sloan, Robin
Clay gets a job in a curious bookstore in San Francisco. Rather Neal Stephensonistic, I enjoyed it very much.

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2/2013

Sourdough

Sloan, Robin
I really liked this story of a woman programmer who starts baking bread. Although it get weird in parts.

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12/2017

A Taste Of Blackberries

Smith, Doris Buchanan
A young boy deals with the death of his friend who was stung by a bee and had an allergic reaction to it. Boy, that is a poorly written sentence! A very short book, 94 pages, but good.

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8/2012

First Lensman

Smith, E. E. "Doc"
Virgil Samms receives the first lens from Mentor of Arisia. Found this book lying around the house. Probably read it before, back in the 60s.

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5/2009

The Frugal Gourmet whole family cookbook

Smith, Jeff
Lots of good recipes and information, with a special chapter about soda fountain treats you can make. Now I know what a phosphate is! If only I can retain the information!

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11/2009

Crescent City Kill

Smith, Julie
These books about Policewoman Skip Langdon are getting depressing. I don't EVEN want to visit New Orleans now.

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10/1998

The Kindness Of Strangers

Smith, Julie
New Orleans police officer Skip Langdon works on exposing the evil cult minister Jacomine who is running for mayor.

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8/1998
20 books displayed
[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- Atkinson] [Atkinson- Balliett] [Balliett- Barnard] [Barnard- Barr] [Barr- Barrows] [Barry- Bear] [Bear- Beaton] [Beaton- Beattie, editor] [Beck- Black] [Black- Block] [Block- Bosch] [Bosch- Brillant] [Brin- Bryson] [Bryson- Bujold] [Bujold- Card] [Card- Card] [Card- Chabon] [Chainani- Clancy] [Clancy- Coben] [Coben- Colfer] [Colfer- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Creech] [Creech- Crusie] [Crusie- Cussler] [Cussler- Davies] [Davis- Dilloway] [Dilloway- Dorsey] [Dowd- Dunning] [DuPrau- Elkins] [Ellms- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Finnin] [Fisher Smith- Fleischman] [Fleischman- Foster] [Foster- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Freedman] [Freedman- Gaiman] [Gaiman- George] [Gerber- Gores] [Gores- Granger] [Granger- Greenberg] [Greenfield- Grimes] [Grimes- Haddix] [Haddix- Hall] [Hall- Hallinan] [Hallinan- Hautman] [Hautman- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herrera] [Herriot- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hillerman] [Hillerman- Hobbs] [Hochschild- Hudgens] [Hudson- Jacobs] [James- Jones] [Jones- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Key] [Khoury- King-Smith] [Kingsbury- Konrath] [Konrath- Lampman] [Landry- Lawrence] [Lawrence- Leonard] [Leonard- Lewis] [Lichtman- Lowry] [Lowry- MacAvoy] [MacDonald- Manley] [Marcinko- Martini] [Martini- Mazer] [McBain- McCarthy] [McCaughrean- McDevitt] [McDonald- Meyer] [Meyer- Moody] [Moon- Mosley] [Mosley- Nicholson] [Nicholson- Norton] [Norton- O'Brian] [O'Brian- Oates] [Oliver- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patterson] [Patterson- Pearson] [Pearson- Peters] [Petry- Porter] [Portis- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Pullman] [Pullman- Reeve] [Reeve- Ringo] [Ringo- Roosevelt] [Rose- Russell] [Russell- Sagan] [Salzman- Scattergood] [Schatzing- Scott] [Scott- Sepetys] [Seranella- Shusterman] [Shute- Smith] [Smith- Spinelli] [Spinelli- Steinberg] [Steinhauer- Stross] [Stross- Swee] [Sweeney- Thompson] [Thorp- Turtledove] [Turtledove- Van Draanen] [Van Draanen- Waldman] [Walker- Werlin] [West- Westlake] [Westlake- Winchester] [Winchester- Wouk] [Wrede- Zusak] 

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