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Here’s how we imagined life on other planets, back in the day. (As illustrated by Frank R. Paul). http://t.co/YdjMOfi1


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Here’s how we imagined life on other planets, back in the day. (As illustrated by Frank R. Paul). http://t.co/YdjMOfi1


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  1. I have a book on my shelf called “The Rivals of HG Wells”, and it features somewhat scifi-ish stories from his time by authors that at the time were more popular. The stories were all fun to read but none of them were taking the stories very seriously, they were more in the pulp genre fantastic short stories than serious novels. It’s companion book, “The Rival of Sherlock Holmes” is also a fun read.

      1. Post it anywhere you want. As long as you post. 🙂
        Are you reading SF again these days? I must say that with all my other interests in the past few years my SF reading has slowed to a crawl, but I’m still hanging in there.
        My CBIP is the Niven/Pournelle “Mote in Gods Eye”. Don’t know if it me getting older but this supposedly ‘great novel’ is just so so for me. Just too many extra characters that could just as easily been left out and this could have been a more succinct and smaller book. But just past half way, perhaps I haven’t gotten to the ‘good’ stuff yet. There certainly is something more than meets the eye going on.

        1. I liked the complex lying that was involved the Mote, an enjoyable read, the sequel “Gripping Hand” was a total bore. For some reason of late I’ve been re-reading old novels that I keep around. Ender’s Game, Childhood’s End, Fountains of Paradise and am Currently reading a bio of Robert Llewellyn (Kryten from Red Dwarf) called “The Man in the Rubber Mask” and will be embarking on re-reading the Ringworld series right after.

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