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Satan's Mummy by Henry Price
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The Cheat Code for God Mode by Andy de Fonseca
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In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
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Agatha H and the Airship City by Phil Foglio
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Glimmer Vale by Michael Kingswood
Glimmer Vale
by Michael Kingswood (Goodreads Author)
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The description on Amazon appealed: bandits plus frontier town plus army deserters with hearts of gold. It delivered on that promise. There's a pleasure in a simple story, simply told.

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The Tomb of Horrors by Keith Francis Strohm
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Meeting at Infinity by John Brunner
Meeting at Infinity
by John Brunner
read in July, 2014
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The story's crystallizing moment tries to be a phildickian game changer, making the reader question everything before, but instead is its greatest failure.

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Terminal World by Alastair Reynolds
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Black Canaan by Robert E. Howard
Black Canaan
by Robert E. Howard
read in July, 2014
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In his introduction, Gahan Wilson is very frank: "This is, first off, not a collection of the best stories that Howard ever wrote; it is for the completist, for someone seriously intrigued by the author and his works".

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H.P. Lovecraft
“I couldn't live a week without a private library - indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.”
H.P. Lovecraft

Terry Pratchett
“The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they've found it.”
Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment

Martin Booth
“I enjoy books. No room is fit for occupation without a lining of books.”
Martin Booth, A Very Private Gentleman
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Bill Watterson
“Calvin: Know what I pray for?
Hobbes: What?
Calvin: The strength to change what I can, the inability to accept what I can't, and the incapacity to tell the difference.”
Bill Watterson, The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury

Douglas Adams
“I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

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A group for fans of the great Pulp Magazines of the 20's through the 50's. Included but not restricted to Weird Tales, Black Mask, Astounding, Adventu...more
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Justly remembered for his thrilling stories about Conan the Barbarian, Robert E. Howard wrote about many other characters and in genres other than Swo...more
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