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Last and First Men – my review of the novel

Last and First Men – my review of the novel

When I first heard Tilde Swindon narrating this story, I was...well, enraptured, totally and utterly. I had never heard of Last and First Men, written by Olaf Stapledon in 1930. But after hearing the 17 min narrated clip, I immediately researched (googled) the book,...

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A Book Review: Klara and the Sun

A Book Review: Klara and the Sun

Photo by Andrew Testa/Knopf for the Los Angeles TimesI had never read a book from Kazuo Ishiguro before, and I have not yet read any others from him. However, I loved Klara and the Sun, and I now wish to read more of his works. I was immediately fascinated by the...

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First Eruption audiobook coming soon

First Eruption audiobook coming soon

Today, I am happy to take some time to write this post. I am happy because, since the last one I wrote--where I promised to slow down so that I might ensure a greater quality of all my ongoing writing and editing projects--I have, in fact, been able to do that. I have...

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An end-of-year update

An end-of-year update

How to provide a year-end update that will be satisfying to you, my readers, as well as to me?  I am not sure, as I do not know you (except those of you who are also friends or family). At first, I thought, "Hmm, I don't want to give a review of what I have...

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Book giveaway

Book giveaway

With COVID19 cases increasing again and the renewed lock-downs and consequent loss in incolme that many are suffering, I have decided to give my books away to any who would not read them otherwise. After all, my writing is not how I earn my living--though I wish I...

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