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Galaxy thirty years of innovative science fiction

Pohl, Frederick, editor
This is a great book I picked up from the free books box at the library. It has some wonderfull stories. My favorite was "The model of a judge" by William Morrison.

Words I Had To Look Up:


meretricious --pg. 32.: like or relating to a prostitute; brassy: tastelessly showy; gilded: based on pretense; deceptively pleasing; Found at: wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

adiabatic--pg. 142: Changes in temperature caused by the expansion (cooling) or compression (warming) of a body of air as it rises or descends in the atmosphere, with no exchange of heat with the surrounding air.

spieltier--pg. 132: [“The Lady Who Sailed the Soul” by Cordwainer Smith] shapeshifting pet

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"Hitler had once said that the true victory of the Nazis would be to force its enemies, the United States in particular, to become like the Third Reich - i.e. a totalitarian society - in order to win. Hitler, then, expected to win even in losing. As I watched the American military-industrial complex grow after World War Two I kept remembering Hitler's analysis, and I kept thinking how right the son of a bitch was. We had beaten Germany, but both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. were getting more and more like the Nazis with their huge police systems every day." -- Philip K. Dick, Notes on Oh to be a Blobel! (1979)

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8/2005

SFWA Grand Masters Vol. 3

Pohl, Frederick, editor
Stories by Lester Del Rey, Frederik Pohl, Damon Knight, A.E. Van Vogt, and jack Vance. I'd say my favorites were The Miracle Workers by Jack Vance, and Day Million by Frederick Pohl.

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12/2006

The Perilous Gard

Pope, Elizabeth Marie
Kate Sutton is sent off to live in the odd fortress of Elvenwood Hall when her sister Alicia (the pretty one) innocently sends a critical letter to Queen Mary. Good story! A Weeded Copy.

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4/2013

Lark

Porter, Tracey
A high school girl is abducted and left to die in the woods. The story is told alternately by herself and two girls she knew. I really enjoyed reading this, but I wonder who the other girls in the trees were, and why Eve and Nyette (and Ian) went to the island. I guess I'll have to read it again! I read the Uncorrected Proof edition.

Words I Had To Look Up:

fauxhawk (pg. 44) -- A type of hairstyle, a fake mohawk.

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2/2011

Gringos

Portis, Charles
Some guy in Mexico is looking for some other guy.

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2/2005

Norwood

Portis, Charles
Some guy named Norwood goes to New York to recover seventy bucks some guy owes hiim.

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2/2005

The Dog Of The South

Portis, Charles
Some guy goes to Belize via Mexico to retrieve his Ford Torino and maybe his wife.

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2/2005

Playing With Trains

Posey, Sam
The former race car driver talks about his hobby of model railroading.

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2/2005

Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen

Powell, Julie
Julie acknowledges she has a potty mouth, which I could have done without, but I liked the book rather much. I felt ashamed of myself for judging Julia Child (and others) so superficially on looks and, in Julia's case, her raucous laughter. I hereby acknowledge that I am an ass, and I know it.

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12/2010

Expiration Day

Powell, William Campbell
In a time when humans are having great difficulty conceiving babies, a teen girl finds out she is actually a robot. Nicely written story.

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2/2015

Bahamas Blue

Poyer, D. C.
Tiller Galloway is shanghaied by a former boss.

QUOTE:

"To San Rasario in the fall, the ganja came down from the mountains in two-hundred-poiund bales. Even covered with ripe bananas in the backs of the trucks, it sweetened the dusty air with the autumnal aroma of marijuana."

BONUS QUOTE:

"Ought to learn some Spanish, he thought. No, to hell with that. If he got out of this, he wasn't even going to Taco Bell anymore."

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7/1999

Hatterass Blue

Poyer, D. C.
Tiller Galloway is hired to find a nazi submarine.

QUOTE:

"To San Rasario in the fall the ganja came down from the mountains in two-hundred-poiund bales. Even covered with ripe bananas in the backs of the trucks it sweetened the dusty air along the roads with the autumnal aroma of marijuana."

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7/1999

As The Wolf Loves Winter

Poyer, David
Old timer C.T. Halverson finds corruption in oil-country Pennsylvania.

QUOTE:

"That was the worst part of getting old. You got so goddamned setimental. Nobody cared about the stuff he remembered. It wasn't important, just people who worked and had kids and got old and died. So why did it feel important, precious and irreplaceable, and as if somehow it must mean something?"

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7/1999

Black Storm

Poyer, David
Dan Lenson goes into Baghdad during the Gulf War looking for Saddam's ultimate weapon. The Laws Of Patrolling 1. Look cool. 2. Don't get lost. 3. If you get lost, remember to look cool.

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7/2002

Down To A Sunless Sea

Poyer, David
Tiller Galloway goes cave diving in Florida. Trapped in small places, drowning, asphixiation, the dark...all my fears in one book!

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7/1999

Korea Strait

Poyer, David
Dan Lenson ends up you-know-where on the TAG Bravo team evaluating a joint naval exercise. Then the North Koreans get all cranky.

Words I Had To Look Up:

the tallest, strackest Korean (pg. 131) -- Squared-away, ready, looking-good soldier. Or sailor, in this case.
eductor (pg. 256) -- Some sort of fancy device for pumping flooded compartments in a ship, in this case.

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9/2009

Louisiana Blue

Poyer, David
Tiller Galloway finds work diving on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

QUOTE:

"It's a aiguillette, sir, not a fourragere."

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12/1999

The Circle

Poyer, David
Ensign Dan Lenson's first assignment is a destroyer named U.S.S. Ryan. Third book in the series, prequel to the first two.

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8/1998

The Gulf

Poyer, David
Dan Lenson in the Persian Gulf.

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8/1998

The Med

Poyer, David
Naval story. Very Clancy.

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7/1998
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] [Lampman- Lawrence] [Lawrence- Leonard] [Leonard- Lewis] [Lewis- Lovelace] [Low- Lynch] [Lynch- Maguire] [Malzberg- Martin] [Martini- Matthews] [Maupassant- McCall Smith] [McCammon- McCullers] [McCullers- Meluch] [Meyer- Moody] [Moody- Mortimer] [Mortimer- Napoli] [Neville- Norton] [Norton- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Nan] [O'Nan- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patterson] [Patterson- Paulsen] [Peacock- Perkins] [Perry- Pohl] [Pohl- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Prineas] [Pronzini- Pullman] [Pullman- Reeve] [Reeve- Richter] [Riggs- Robinson] [Rodman- Rucka] [Rucka- Sachar] [Sachar- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Scott] [Scott- Sebold] [Sedgwick- Shriver] [Shulman- Sloan] [Smith- Sparks] [Specht- Stasheff] [Stead- Stockett] [Stowell- Strout] [Strunk- Taylor] [Taylord- Turner] [Turtledove- Valente] [Van Allsburg- Varley] [Varley- Watson] [Watts- Westlake] [Westlake- Wiles] [Wiles- Wood] [Woodring- Zahn] [Zahn- Zusak] 

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