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Sam Sattler
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Avid reader and fan of roots music: bluegrass, blues, and real country music (None of which are played on FM Radio anymore)
Avid reader and fan of roots music: bluegrass, blues, and real country music (None of which are played on FM Radio anymore)

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This week’s Time Travel Tuesday story is a relatively long one of 59 pages from Robert Silverberg called “Sailing to Byzantium.” Silverberg, who sold his first story in 1954, went on to become one of the most respected writers in all of science fiction.…

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It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a great while a book comes along that seems to have been written just for you. It may be a book about some obscure hobby of yours that you figured no one else in the world cared about, or about some equally…

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Consider this to be your FAIR WARNING: I’m a grump when I’m tired or when I’m frustrated by something stupid that’s out of my control but affects me negatively…and today I’m both. I’ve been sitting at the hospital for the last four days with my father…

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This weeks Short Story Saturday contribution is a rather sad tale about one couple’s ten-year-old son who very suddenly changes personalities on them. The Ben Marcus story is aptly titled “Cold Little Bird” because it perfectly describes the persona their…

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Almost from the moment in early 2010 that The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was first published, it was difficult for readers to avoid seeing it everywhere they looked. Go into a bookstore; read a handful of book blogs; turn on NPR, C-Span, or one or…

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I’m willing to bet that everyone of you guys hate “clickbait” as much as I hate it.  You know…those wild headlines that you try so hard to ignore because you are 99% certain that they are either completely baseless or have not one thing to do with the…

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This week’s Time Travel Tuesday story comes from Connie Willis, a woman who has been a rather prolific contributor to the science fiction and fantasy genres since the 1980s, so prolific in fact, that I’m a little embarrassed to admit that “Fire Watch” may…

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FOY:ON THE ROAD TO LOST by GORDON ATKINSON   Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Material Media LLC Facebook  I  Twitter Date of Publication: March 1, 2017 Number of Pages: 194   Scroll down for Giveaway! Gordon Atkinson, of the popular blog…

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I avoid television commercials whenever possible by watching as much programming as possible on some kind of time-delay, either via DVR or by purposely starting a program 15 minutes late so that I can still zip through all the obnoxious commercials that…

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This week’s Saturday Short Story is one by Tahmima Anam, a Bangladesh-born writer and anthropologist who was educated in the United States and now splits her time between London and Tamworth, New Hampshire. “Garments” was originally published in Freeman’s…
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