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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 of … 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 stories … 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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“Not In Kansas Anymore” (Ahem!) Two Masters of the short story for Day #19 of Short-Story Month.

By Jeff Baker (in Wichita, Kansas) For Day # 19 of Short-Story Month, the theme is stories by an author from a country other than your own. I’ll recommend just about anything by two masters of the form. First; “The … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction for Day #18 of Short-Story Month.

By Jeff Baker I love historical fiction, and there are plenty of short-stories in the genre. Steven Saylor wrote a series of novels and short stories set in Ancient Rome featuring Gordianus the Finder, basically a private detective. The short … Continue reading

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Holiday Stories, Short-Story Month, Day # 15

By Jeff Baker I have a tradition involving reading short stories around Christmas. I re-read two stories by the great British author Margery Allingham. The first, “On Christmas Day In The Morning,” involves her detective Albert Campion (a man who … Continue reading

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Short-Story Month, Day #14, Sharing the World.

By Jeff Baker This one’s going to be short—This post is supposed to be about my favorite shared-world anthologies. I really haven’t read many of these! I’ve written a story for one but that was three years and three jobs … Continue reading

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Horror Stories, a few classics for Short-Story Month, Day #13

By Jeff Baker I’m one of those readers who believes that the short-story is the perfect form for the horror story. M.R. James’ ghost stories for openers, like “The Haunted Doll’s House” which blends terror with laughs. H.P. Lovecraft was … Continue reading

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