2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,900 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here to …

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A Review of The Cosmic Puppets

The Cosmic Puppets by Philip K. Dick My rating: 3 of 5 stars Well, The Cosmic Puppets certainly isn't Philip K Dick's best work, but it's among his earliest, so perhaps he was just getting his feet wet and hadn't established the maturity he displays in later works. The book is a story about a …

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New Issue of Ray’s Road Review

I'm pleased to announce that the Winter 2014 issue of Ray's Road Review has been published today. Read some quality fiction, nonfiction, and poetry at http://raysroadreview.com. The poets we've published are John Harper, Lark Beltran, Kenneth Pobo, Brad Garber, KG Newman, and Marilyn Kallet. Quite a good lineup. Feel free to read and submit. Cheers!

A Review of The Electric Church

The Electric Church by Jeff Somers My rating: 4 of 5 stars I've read a lot of mixed reviews of The Electric Church, which surprised me because I thought it was really good. Some of the reviewers out there really hated it, thought of it as unoriginal, thought it was stereotypical cyberpunk, were bored, thought …

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A Review of Victory at Any Cost: The Genius of Viet Nam’s Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap

Victory at Any Cost: The Genius of Viet Nam's Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap by Cecil B. Currey My rating: 5 of 5 stars Cecil B. Currey's book on Vo Nguyen Giap is an utterly excellent book! It's gripping, engaging, provides historical context, contains essential quotes, and shows Giap to be the logistical, tactical, and strategic …

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