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From Narnia to a Space Odyssey

From Narnia to a Space Odyssey: The War of Ideas between Arthur C. Clarke and C.S. Lewised. Ryder Miller © 2003175 pages First of all, reader, understand that the title of this book is overstated. It is not a series … Continue reading

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Azazel

Azazel: Fantasy Stories© 1988 Isaac Asimov221 pages George isn’t an ordinary fellow, for in times past his ancestors possessed the arcane knowledge required to summon creatures — demons? aliens? — from another plane of existence.  The best George can manage … Continue reading

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Tevye’s Daughters

Tevye and his Seven Daughters© 1894 Sholom Aleichem300 pages Consider the question: is it possible to enjoy a book while having music from a movie it inspired playing incessantly in your head every time a page is turned? Well, more … Continue reading

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The Wild Birds

The Wild Birds© 1989 Wendell Berry160 pages             Within the membership of Port William, a close knit farming village, lays another  more intimate still. It is the membership of a neighborhood of families who, working adjoining lands, make it their … Continue reading

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow© 1820 Washington Iriving; illustrations 1966, Leonard Fisher58 pages Long ago in a quiet part of the north country near Hudson Bay lived a superstitious and gangly schoolteacher whose amorous affections for a local heiress threw … Continue reading

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The Early Asimov

The Early Asimov, or, Eleven Years of Trying© 1972 Isaac Asimov400-500 pages Long-time readers know of my enormous affection for the good doctor Asimov; imagine my delight in finding this anthology of over two dozen of his earlier and previously … Continue reading

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