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Nuclear Jellyfish

Dorsey, Tim
Amazing Serge and Coleman tale of diamond couriers, diamond thieves, and traveling salesmen. First fiction book that mentions "numbers stations", although I'm not sure that a 1941 Trans-Oceanic can transmit, even with a Latin bombshell with full, fiery lip, operating it. Whoa, the imagery!

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... Melvil Dewey of Dewey Decimal Sytem fame, who changed life as I know it, and not for the better. Can't tell you how many times I've been hot on the trail of a book, and the library's aisles run out before I get to the number and I go, 'What the fuck?'... (pg. 51)

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Serge on the 1909-SVDB Lincoln cent:

"I stared at that empty hole in my penny book every day after school until it represented all issues of emotional rejection. I despise that coin with every cell in my body." (pg. 173)

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8/2009

Shark Skin Suite

Dorsey, Tim
Serge decides to become a sort-of paralegal, and so he and Coleman assist Brook on a court case she is involved with.

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5/2018

The BIG Bamboo

Dorsey, Tim
Serge and Coleman go to Hollywood.

Words I Had To Look Up:

(pg. 50) -- A light open-necked cotton shirt, often with large pockets and pleats down the front, that is typically worn outside the pants.

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11/2011

Tiger Shrimp Tango

Dorsey, Tim
Serge and Coleman go through the self-check aisle at the grocery store, among other things.

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5/2018

Triggerfish Twist

Dorsey, Tim
A nice family moves to their new home on Triggerfish Lane in Florida. Serge, Coleman, and Sharon move in across the street. A very funny book with lots of great quotes. None of which are repeatable here.

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12/2010

The London Eye Mystery

Dowd, Siobhan
Ted and sister Kate try to figure out how their cousin Salim disappeared from the London Eye "Ferris" sort-of-wheel. EDIT--There was no Read date, don't know when I read it!

Words I Had To Look Up:


Oesophagus (pg. 2) -- British spelling of esophagus. Duh!
Shreddies (pg. 5) -- British breakfast cereal, from Post. Looks like Wheat Chex to me!
Lilo (pg. 42) -- An inflatable mattress.
Topological (pg. 45) -- A simplified map not necessarily related to geography. The famous London subway map is an example.
Topographical (pg. 45) -- Basically, has contour lines showing hills and such.
Dialled (pg. 258) -- Same as dialed, I guess.

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No date

Phineas L. MacGuire... Erupts!

Dowell, Frances O'Roark
Third grader Mac is allergic to purple, loves science, and is too old for dinosaurs.

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5/2009

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12/2009

Shooting The Moon

Dowell, Frances O'Roark
Jamie's brother enlists in the Army, to the objections of their officer father, as a medic and is sent to Vietnam. She volunteers at the base rec center and learns to develop and print the photographic film he sends home to her.

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12/2009

The Secret Language Of Girls

Dowell, Frances O'Roark
Sixth-grade Kate is learning about romance, and best friends, and ex-best friends. I really enjoyed this book!

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10/2013

Best of the best 20 years of the years best science fiction

Dozois, Gardner
A whole bunch of stories (37), edited by Dozois, which I cannnot imagine how one pronounces, that were mostly pretty good, some excellent, and a couple I didn't care for. I think my favorite was Even The Queen, by Connie Willis. I remember I read a story of hers in Galileo twenty years ago, and was charmed by it.

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7/2006

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

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

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

What Distant Deeps

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

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8/2015

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

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
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