Category Archives: Books

Halloween Reading, Recommended by Jeff Baker. (October 24, 2021.)

Spooky Stories I Like by Jeff Baker I’ve done this before and (hopefully) I won’t be repeating myself from earlier years. This is a list of a few scary (okay mildly spooky) short-stories for Halloween. “The Cask of Amontillado” by … Continue reading

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The Plain Old Power of Unbelief. Two Stories by Arthur and Kuttner. October 7, 2021 by Jeff Baker

The Plain Old Power of Unbelief By Jeff Baker I just finished reading a short-story, a science-fantasy story by Henry Kuttner titled “The Uncanny Power of Edwin Cobalt.” I stumbled across a mention of the basic plot somewhere and it … Continue reading

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“Fix the World” an anthology of hope. (Review by Jeff Baker)

            Fix the World—review by Jeff Baker (Reviewer’s Note: I was given an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.)             The times we live in are grim. In keeping with this, dystopian fiction seems to be on the … Continue reading

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‘Nathan Burgoine’s “Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks,” review by Jeff Baker.

            ‘Nathan Burgoine’s first Y. A. novel “Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks” is another damn good read from this author who is just getting better. It throws a bit of an X-Men curve into a kid’s last days in High … Continue reading

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Much-Delayed Progress Report from Jeff Baker (November 18th, 2020)

Okay, I haven’t been posting these lately, but I did do a little more writing than I thought I would! (Been lazy lately!) I finished the QSF column, started another, wrote both the Friday Flash Fics story and the monthly … Continue reading

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Progress Report, Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2020. And Night Thoughts, from Jeff Baker.

Been busy, or at least involved. Wrote one line on the Friday Flash story Wednesday, wrote more Thursday and finished it late Friday, early Saturday. Will post it and post the new picture after I hit the sack. History is … Continue reading

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“The Demeter Diaries” by Marge Simon and Bryan Dietrich.

by Jeff Baker It’s always nice to have a famous author living in your hometown. Bryan Dietrich lives here in Wichita and teaches at my alma Mater, Newman University. He’s published several books of poetry and has been nominated for … Continue reading

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Progress Report: May 11/12, 2020 by Jeff Baker.

Not much to report today: I proofread the Queer Sci-Fi column that needs to be posted. And I wrote the Friday Flash Fiction story for the week; probably influenced by my reading of some of L. Frank Baum’s short stories, … Continue reading

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Caught a Goof! Progress Report May 10, 2020 by Jeff Baker.

Making serious progress on the historical mystery, just by plowing through it and not bothering to check through the MS for continuity, but I did tonight and I’m glad: I have our introduction to the suspects (soon-to-be-suspects) slipped in by … Continue reading

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New Story in “The Necronomicon of Solar Pons!”

Good News! I just got my copies of “The Necronomicon of Solar Pons” in the mail. Including my story “Solar Pons and the Testament In Ice,” the book is full of stories involving August Derleth’s version of Sherlock Holmes, Solar … Continue reading

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