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An Audio-Book Review: Now, Where Did They Park That Thing?

The Lost Starship By Vaughn Heppner Published by Audible Frontiers Read by David Stifel   The Book: This is the first book by Vaughn Heppner I have read. It’s not bad, but it reads like an author’s first book. I’m … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review: Why Did We Leave Earth Again?

Red Mars By Kim Stanley Robinson Published by Recorded Books Read by Richard Ferrone   The Book: The is the opening volume of a colorful Mars Trilogy. The other two are Green Mars and Blue Mars and the detail the … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review: Ah Choo!

Snuff By Terry Pratchett Published by Harper Audio Read by Stephen Briggs   The Book: It’s been a while since I reviewed one of the Discworld books and I don’t think I’ve done this one before, but if I have, … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review: Stop playing with Fire, Snookums!

Unwise Child By Randall Garrett Published by Librivox.org Read by Mark Nelson   The Book: I’m not sure if this story was intended as an homage to Isaac Asimov’s robot stories or a commentary of his Three Laws of Robotics … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review: SF Meets Pulp Fiction

The Ambulance Made Two Trips By Murray Leinster Published by Librivox.org Read by Phil Chenovert   The Story: In some ways, this is a typical early 1960’s science fiction story, but Murray Leinster gives it a spin that makes it … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review: Seeing Things and Hearing Voices (That are Really There)

Ten Days in a Madhouse By Nellie Bly Published by Librivox.org Read by Alys AtteWater   The Book: Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Jane Cochraine Seaman) has always been an interesting person to me. She was a journalist who gained notoriety … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review: What Do You Mean, “IF the Insurance Companies Owned the World?”

Preferred Risk By Frederik Pohl and Lester Del Rey (writing as Edson McCann) Published by Librivox.org Read by Nick Bulka   The Book: Here’s another piece of classic 1950’s science fiction and written by a classic pair of science fiction … Continue reading

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