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The Evolution Man by Roy  Lewis
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Perhaps my expectations were too high, based on Terry Pratchett's recommendation in "A Slip of the Keyboard", but this seemed like a one-joke comedy, and that joke was a bit sophomoric. I ended up abandoning it a bit past the half-way point, as I did ...more
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Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett
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Along with "Guards! Guards!", one of the best entry points into the Discworld milieu.
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Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
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Darkness Weaves by Karl Edward Wagner
Darkness Weaves
by Karl Edward Wagner
read in March, 2015
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While I liked some aspects of Wagner's writing, the characters were generally overwrought, and they had a tendency to go off on long monologues as a form of story exposition, which just seemed silly to me.
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The Elements by Theodore Gray
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Interesting facts, nice photos, a sort of "coffee table book" for my tablet.
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The Desecrator by Steven Brust
The Desecrator
by Steven Brust (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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Fun little short story that whetted my appetite to find out what happened next.
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Harlan Ellison
“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”
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John F. Kennedy
“The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

[Commencement Address at Yale University, June 11 1962]
John F. Kennedy

G.K. Chesterton
“Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
G.K. Chesterton, Alarms and Discursions

Trent Zelazny
“It doesn't matter what you read. What matters is you read. Whether it’s Tolstoy or Twilight, Kierkegaard or Betty and Veronica, keep reading, and don’t ever let somebody else—anybody—have a say about, or try to control, what you choose to learn from and/or escape into.”
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Roger Zelazny
“It was my turn to be silent while a small family of moments crossed my path, single file, from the left, sticking their tongues out at me.”
Roger Zelazny, The Hand of Oberon

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