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Orbit 21

Knight, Damon, ed.
Thirteen science fiction stories. Read 4/2005

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4/2005

Tomorrow and tomorrow

Knight, Damon, ed.
Ten science fiction stories by various authors. I really liked And Now The News by Theodore Sturgeon, and Gomez by C.M. Kornbluth. Old favorites they are. I did not care for Rogue Ship by A.E. Van Vogt or A Sign In Space by Italo Calvino.

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5/2007

Words I Had To Look Up:

Once again the bus hirpled off down the broken road (pg. 173) -- A Scottish word, to limp.

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The dream of time is the traitor, and we are all accomplices to the betrayal of ourselves. (pg. 185) Hobson's Choice, by Alfred Bester.

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10/2009

Toward Infinity

Knight, Damon, ed.
A collection of classic science fiction stories. Read 4/2005

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4/2005

The Unincorporated Man

Kollin, Dani
Co-author Eytan Kollin. Man from four hundred years in the past is awakened in a world where there are no taxes, but people and corporations (and the government) own shares in each person. Better than I expected. Best guffaw was the "refrigerator" incident.

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4/2012

About The B'nai Bagels

Konigsburg, E. L.
Mark's mom takes over management of a Little League team. Pretty good.

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12/2008

Father's Arcane Daughter

Konigsburg, E. L.
Girl kidnapped 17 years before returns to family. Brother and sister deal with her return. Told in a flashback style. Probably a surprise ending if one hadn't read the last few pages first...

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3/2004

Fuzzy Navel

Konrath, J. A.
In book five of the series we find Jack once again under fire, not only from her nemesis, but some wanna-be military types. Quite violent, also funny.

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5/2017

Rusty Nail

Konrath, J. A.
Book three in the Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels series, first one I've read. Pretty bloody. The story moves right along. Too many brand names mentioned. Jack doesn't seem to ever have a flashlight to hand when she needs one. Maybe she ought to checkout reddit.com/r/flashlight?

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5/2017

No More Dead Dogs

Korman, Gordon
A middle school football player is fed up with books in which the dog dies. I know how he feels! Not exactly what I expected, but rather humorous.

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12/2003

Schooled

Korman, Gordon
Cap, an home-schooled boy from a former hippie commune, is forced to attend eighth grade when his grandmother breaks her hip.

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2/2008

Swindle

Korman, Gordon
A boy finds a rare baseball card and is ripped off by a dealer. By about $ 980,000!! Boy recruits friends to get card back. Chaos happens.

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2/2012

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"It says their sirens are one hundred and seventy-five decibels louder than revving jet engines." (pg. 106) -- Gosh, that is roughly the sound level of the Tunguska Meteor hit, and more than an atomic bomb explosion!

Zoobreak

Korman, Gordon
The gang rescues animals from a private zoo on a paddle-wheel boat. Then things go wrong...

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2/2012

Trial By Ice: A Photobiography Of Sir Ernest Shackleton

Kostyal, K. M.
Great pictures, very interesting.

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10/2000

The Calculating Stars

Kowal, Mary Robinette
Lady Astronaut Novel #1. Meteorite wipes out Washington D.C., climate change, better get some off-Earth colonies started! Set in the 50s. I really liked it a lot, read the darn thing in one 24-hour period!

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4/2019

On The Wing

Kraft, Eric
Second book in the Wings trilogy, odd story of the boy Peter, and later the man Peter, making an odd trip in an odd America.

Words I Had To Look Up:


matutinal (pg. 72) -- pertaining to or occurring in the morning.
crepuscular (pg. 86) -- active mainly at dawn and dusk.
mobcap (pg. 173) -- large high frilly cap with a full crown; formerly worn indoors by women.
paucity (pb. 215) -- dearth: an insufficient quantity or number.
plenitude (pb. 215) -- plenty: a full supply.
pelisse (pg. 219) -- a sleeveless cape that is lined or trimmed with fur.

Quote:

...the area of which is defined by the equation S = π2 (R + r) (R - r) where R is the major radius of the torus and r is the minor radius of the torus, an equation that to this day makes me hot.

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11/2007

Into Thin Air

Krakauer, Jon
The author's account of the terrible events on his ascent of Mt Everest in 1996. Very Excellent!

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11/2007

The Amazon Legion

Kratman, Tom
On a planet far far away, women are recruited for a special unit to defend their small country from belligerent neighbors. Gosh, wish the two appendixes had been listed in a table of contents so I could have USED them while reading!

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3/2012

Thunder Bay

Krueger, William Kent
Cork helps and old Indian friend find the son he has only seen in dreams, and solves a mystery, too. Pretty good stuff. Read the Readers Digest Condensed version.

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5/2008

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4/2011

My Sherlock Holmes

Kurland, Michael ed.
Thirteen Holmes stories by various authors, mostly none I've heard of. Very good.

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12/2004

Crashing Through

Kurson, Robert
A biography of Mike May, who, blinded at age three, had his sight partially restored in the 90s. An extremely interesting story! Ham radio, bicycling, laser record players, good-looking women, it's all there!

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6/2013
20 books displayed
[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- Atkinson] [Atkinson- Ballard] [Balliett- Barnard] [Barnard- Barnhill] [Barr- Barr] [Barrows- Bear] [Bear- Beaton] [Beaton- Beattie] [Beattie, editor- Black] [Black- Block] [Block- Borchert] [Bosch- Brennert] [Brillant- Bryson] [Bryson- Bujold] [Bujold- Card] [Card- Card] [Card- Chabon] [Chabon- Clancy] [Clancy- Coakley] [Coben- Cole] [Cole- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Crais] [Crais- Crumley] [Crumley- Cussler] [Cussler- David] [Davidson- Dickinson] [Dickinson- Dorsey] [Dorsey- Duane] [Duble- Elkins] [Elkins- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Ferris] [Ferris- Flanagan] [Flanagan- Ford] [Forester- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Gaiman] [Gaiman- Gash] [Gash- Goldberg] [Goldberg- Grafton] [Grafton- Gratz] [Graves- Grennan] [Griffin- Grisham] [Grisham- Haldeman] [Haldeman- Hall] [Hallinan- Harte] [Hartwell- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herbert] [Herman- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hobb] [Hobb- Horowitz] [Horton- Ibbotson] [Ibbotson- John, and Travis S. Taylor] [Johnson- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Kellog] [Kellog- King] [King- Klise] [Knight- Kurson] [Kushner- latham] [Laughlin- Lefcourt] [Lefcourt- Lescroart] [Lescroart- Lobel] [Lockhart- Lubar] [Luttrell- MacPherson] [MacPherson- Marcinko] [Marsden- Mass] [Mass- McBain] [McBain- McCrumb] [McCrumb- McSwigan] [Meader- Millard] [Miller- Moore] [Moore- Mulligan] [Murphy- Nimmo] [Nimmo- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Brien] [O'Brien- Paolini] [Paolini- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Peck] [Peck- Pfeffer] [Phelan- Powell] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Queenan] [Rankin- Rehder] [Resnick- Roach] [Roanhorse- Rose] [Rosoff- Russell] [Russell- Sawyer] [Scalzi- Schmidt] [Schmidt- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Shames] [Shames- Silverberg] [Silverberg- Smith] [Smith- Spinelli] [Spinelli- Stephens] [Stephenson- Stross] [Stross- Tapply] [Tapply- Thorp] [Thurber- Turtledove] [Turtledove- Van Draanen] [Van Draanen- Waldman] [Waldman- Wells] [Werlin- Westlake] [Westlake- Williams-Garcia] [Winchester- Woods] [Wouk- Zusak] 

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