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Midnight For Charlie Bone

Nimmo, Jenny
First in the Children Of The Red King series. Charlie is sent off to the mostly awful Bloor Academy and restores a girl who is memory is clouded. I feel like shouting, "Charlie, the quiet and confused piano teacher is probably your missing father!!!" Charlie hasn't figured it out by the end of book one, maybe he will get a clue, in book two. Hey, it rhymes!

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12/2007

Convergent Series

Niven, Larry
21 short science fiction stories. Some good ones here.

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2/2003

Ringworld

Niven, Larry
Louis Wu visit a world in the shape of a...GIANT RING!!!

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9/1998

Ringworld Throne

Niven, Larry
Third book in the Ringworld series. Ok, Ok, so I read the series before! That doesn't mean I can't read a book again!

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9/1998

The Ringworld Engineers

Niven, Larry
I read this before, serialized in Galileo magazine, way back in the late 70s. Found the magazines in my garage, read it again.

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10/2018

The Man-Kzin Wars

Niven, Larry. Poul Anderson and Dean Ing
Three stories that are prequels to Ringworld.

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9/1998

The Darwin Awards: Evolution In action

Northcutt, Wendy
Quite a number of little stories of people (mostly men!) eliminating themselves from the gene pool.

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9/2012

Daybreak-2250 A.D.

Norton, Andre
Mutant Fors explores his post-holocaust world. I first read this in third grade. Original title "Star Man's Son".

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6/1999

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3/2018

Lost Lands Of The Witch World

Norton, Andre
Three stories comprise the second book of the Witch World series. Contents: Three against the Witch World -- Warlock of the Witch World -- Sorceress of the Witch World.

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7/2004

Plague Ship

Norton, Andre
"Exotic gems and valuable oils were the lures that brought the space trader Solar Queen to the new planet Sargol"... An Ace paperback, cover price 40 cents!! Found this and two others on a bus stop one morning!

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3/1999

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9/2012

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2/2018

Sargasso Of Space

Norton, Andre
The space trader Solar Queen buys the rights to a new planet named Limbo. Now they are trapped... on the "Sargasso Of Space!!! Dane Thorson's first trip out of training. An Ace paperback, cover price 40 cents!! Found this and two others on a bus stop one morning!

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3/1999

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9/2012

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2/2018

Spell Of The Witchworld

Norton, Andre
Three stories comprise the seventh book or the Witchworld series. I was slowly entranced by the stories.

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3/2003

Star Soldiers

Norton, Andre
Consists of the books Star Guard (c1955) and Star Rangers (c1953). Good classic space opera!

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8/2011

The Sioux Spaceman

Norton, Andre
Kade Whitehawk is assigned as a Trader to a planet run by a bunch of oppressive aliens. He introduces horses so the slave race can free themselves from said aliens. SDHS discard.

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3/2003

Spinning Silver

Novik, Naomi
A Hugo nominee for 2019. Pretty good story, a version of Rumpelstiltskin. I got lost more than twice, 'cause sometimes I couldn't figure out which character was speaking for a few pages!

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6/2019

Uprooted

Novik, Naomi
Hard to describe. A girl is unexpectedly selected to serve the magician "ruler" of their valley. But it's more complicated than that, and there are many twists and turns along the way. Great book, but didn't care for the smoochie parts. At least there were only a couple of those.

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6/2016

Tijuana Straits

Nunn, Kem
Surf Noir crime novel. Gritty.

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12/2004

21

O'Brian, Patrick
The last book of Patrick O'Brian. Only a few pages were written. I wish the publisher had typescript the last few hand-written pages, I was unable to read them!

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8/2012

Blue At The Mizzen

O'Brian, Patrick
Well, here we are at the last book published during the author's lifetime. Things are looking up!

Words I Had To Look Up:

fritillaries (pg. 52) -- Well, it's a kind of plant. That's what I get from wikipedia.
Lammas (pg. 52) -- August 1st is Lammas Day, a festival of the wheat harvest.
distraints (pg. 53) -- The legal right of a landlord to obtain a court order and seize tenants'possessions to pay for back rent.
euphroes (pg. 234) -- A suspended batten or plate of wood or brass pierced with holes through which the cords of a crowfoot are rove to suspend an awning.

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8/2012

Desolation Island

O'Brian, Patrick
Jack and Stephen get ponged by an Antarctic iceberg.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Clarissa Harlowe (pg. 164) -- The heroine of one of Richardson's novels, exhibiting a female character which, as described by him, is pronounced to be "one of the brightest triumphs in the whole range of imaginative literature," is described by Stopford Brooke "as the pure and ideal star of womanhood." Interesttingly, the famous nurse Clara Barton's real name is Clarissa Harlowe Barton.
vitiated air (pg. 267) -- To reduce the value or impair the quality of.

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"What's the buzz, Bob?" -- (pg. 157)

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...and she had read right through Clarissa Harlowe without hanging herself (although that was sometimes only for want of a convenient hook)... -- (pg. 164)

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8/2012
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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