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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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Short Stories from “Invisible Men,” (1960) edited by Basil Davenport. Reviewed by Jeff Baker (Part Four.)

Basil Davenport’s “Invisible Men.” (Part Four.) Sturgeon and O’Brien. By Jeff Baker A Topical Note: While I highly recommend this anthology, I would ask that you forgo buying it on Amazon, as their employees are currently (as of March 31, … Continue reading

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Short-Stories from “Invisible Men,” (1960) Edited by Basil Davenport. Part Three. Reviewed by Jeff Baker.

Basil Davenport’s Invisible Men (Part Three) Slesar and LeBlanc By Jeff Baker   Continuing my review of the stories in the 1960 anthology “Invisible Men,” edited by Basil Davenport. As promised last time; two tales of mystery. “The Invisible Prisoner” … Continue reading

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Short Stories from “Invisible Men” edited by Basil Davenport, 1960 (Part Two.) By Jeff Baker.

Basil Davenport’s Invisible Men Beaumont, Bradbury and Gold By Jeff Baker   More stories form Basil Davenport’s 1960 anthology “Invisible Men.” The anthology which exposed me to a bunch of stories from the pulp days (and earlier) and became something … Continue reading

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Short Stories from “Invisible Men,” 1960; Edited by Basil Davenport. Reviewed by Jeff Baker.

Basil Davenport’s Invisible Men; a review by Jeff Baker Part One: London, Collier, Pratt, Wells and de Camp   I stumbled across Basil Davenport’s 1960 paperback anthology “Invisible Men” around 1975, at a used bookstore in Albuquerque, NM. I’ve liked … Continue reading

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“The Shoreless Sea,” Scott Coatsworth’s new book is out!

My friend J. Scott Coatsworth’s new book “The Shoreless Sea” is available now! Latest in a sci-fi trilogy reminiscent of Heinlein!         As the epic trilogy hurtles toward its conclusion, the fight for the future isn’t over … Continue reading

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Short-Story Month, Day 24. Anthologies I’m Looking Forward To

By Jeff Baker I submit stories to a lot of anthologies and I only get in a few (which is a pretty good average!) and I’m looking forward to one I didn’t get published in: “Schoolbooks and Sorcery,” an LGBT inclusive YA … Continue reading

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Short-Story Month, Day 23 (late!) Stuff I Don’t Usually Read

By Jeff Baker I don’t read a lot of Westerns and probably will never read a Western novel but I found a treasure trove of Western short-stories  while back. Bill Pronzini and Martin H. Greenberg edited a series of paperbacks … Continue reading

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