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Wednesday May 2, 2012 6:08 PM
"Ghost breaker" by Goulart. Light-hearted, rather tongue-in-cheek stories about an occult detective in a world where magic and ghosts etc. exist but are rare enough that most people have no experience with or knowledge of them, yet no of the existence.
Quite entertaining.

On to "Across a billion years" by Robert Silverberg. Starts aout promising. Epistilary story about archeologists working to find out about some ancient race.
Yes, I'm getting rather weary of the whole Ancient Superadvanced Race thing too, but cliches are cliches for a reason, and so long as the story is done well, who cares how cliched it is?
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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Saturday May 5, 2012 9:12 PM
I've reread "Moonshadow" by John Marc deMAtteis and Jon J Muth.
A watercolor story of the eponymous protagonist.
It never fails to amaze and move me. If only more graphic novels like this were made.
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Sunday May 13, 2012 7:03 PM
Finished "Across a billion years", which was excellent. It's stories like that which make old school SF my avorite genre. It's only the second Silverberg book I've read, the first being "The Book of Skulls".
I liked this one better. It's a perfect example of why 'the Ancient One' theme is so popular in SF, and not just Bioware's weird fixation on them.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."
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Saturday May 19, 2012 11:00 AM
Just finished Sharper Than A Serpent's Tooth by Simon R. Green. If you've never checked out the Nightside books, I can't recommend them enough. This is the climax of the main plotline, and it's absolutely amazing. If you're a fan of Neil Gaiman or Jim Butcher, definitely give them a shot.
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Saturday May 19, 2012 6:49 PM
Finished "Moons of Jupiter", sixth of Asimov's Lucky Star novels - SF adventure for younger readers. Not his best work, but I haven't yet read an Asimov story that wasn't entertaining.

On to "Th Martian way", four long stories/novellas by Asimov. I think I've read them all before, but je's always worth another read.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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Friday May 25, 2012 2:27 AM
Finished "The Martian way" and have started on "planets for sale" by A.E. van Vogt. Seems to be one of his better ones, so far.
I have this warm, gooey feeling from all the classic SF I've been reading.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."
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Friday May 25, 2012 7:42 AM
Book 12 of the "Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mysteries" series, by Charlaine Harris, "Deadlocked".

"Before I Fall" by Lauren Oliver was awesome!
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Wednesday May 30, 2012 8:49 PM
"CHaucer's Knight", by Terry Jones of MP fame. His scholarly look at the Knight from Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" and how the character is probably quite different than most Chaucerian scholars have hitherto believed. He certainly backs his hypothesis with a lot of references to the CT and history in general, but I don't really know enough to critique him either way. HIs POV certainly contrasts sharply with what I was taught and with what the Chaucerian experts I have spoken to felt, and I don't remember them bringing up this point, but that could be because controversy was beyond the scope of one course and literary analysis beyond the scope of the others.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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Tuesday June 19, 2012 9:48 PM
REading Asimov's "The stars like dust" for the first time in nearly 20 years.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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Thursday June 28, 2012 1:53 AM
"Mocking Jay", the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy.
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