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Happy Birthday Ray Bradbury!

The great Ray Bradbury would have been 95 today. I know many talk about Fahrenheit 451, or Dandelion Wine, but for me his greatest strength was always the short story. Here are a few of my favorites, read by another … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday James Joyce

Okay, he isn’t sci-fi or fantasy, but James Joyce is one of the greatest writers of the 20th Century.  Born 133 years ago today, The Irish author penned arguably the greatest novel, Ulysses, and arguably the most unreadable, Finnegan’s Wake. And that’s not even including … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mr. Tolkien!

Today would have been J.R.R. Tolkien’s 123nd Birthday. I wouldn’t be doing this if I hadn’t read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings as a youngster. So celebrate by rereading The Hobbit, not by going to see the … Continue reading

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Happy (Belated) Birthday Mr. Moorcock

A belated happy birthday to Michael Moorcock. The giant of British sci-fi and fantasy turned 75 yesterday, Dec. 18. Moorcock rose to prominence in the swinging ’60s as one of the leaders of the British “New Wave” of science fiction. … Continue reading

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