Category Archives: On My Bookshelf

On My Bookshelf: Mother of Eden

I read and reviewed Christ Beckett’s Dark Eden last fall. I thought it to be a superior sf novel and awaited the sequel with as much excitement as I can muster for sequels. So be warned about my comments on this … Continue reading

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Monday Opening

Here’s a good summary of evolution in this BBC feature. To the east of me, lots of fossil finds, like this fish, right, from Wyoming. In reading up on natural wonders in my new state, I learned that native legends … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Everything Belongs

I’m trying to decide if I should recommend an older book, Richard Rohr’s 1999 effort Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer. On one hand, I got the idea I was reading the transcript of one of his many recordings. … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Ingathering

Many years ago here I mentioned Zenna Henderson’s stories about the People. Great science fiction, with a single premise: aliens come to Earth and they prove to be more fully human than we are. And by more fully, I don’t mean … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Some Variety

Last night I finished a “thriller.” I don’t usually read novels of this genre, but it seemed to have a thread of fantasy, at least according to the cover description. It would be an error to say Gods of Aberdeen … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: The Housekeeper and the Professor

I was chatting with one of the library staff last week, lamenting (as usual) about the lack of good science fiction on their shelves that I haven’t read. I’d like a different kind of book, I mused out loud. My … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Deep Space

Govert Schilling has assembled a few hundred pages of astronomy eye candy here. Pretty pictures have inspired people to get interested in astronomy for centuries. And these days, the images are prettier than ever. One comment I’ve heard is that … Continue reading

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