Category Archives: Fiction

Futuristic High-Rise for Friday Flash Fics, April 2, 2020, by Jeff Baker.

  Exeunt From A Silver High Rise: A Gentlewoman Steps Forward By Jeff Baker   Author’s Note: This week’s picture, a futuristic tower, made me think of a corporate high-rise and The Jetsons. And I’d been thinking of Shakespeare and … 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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The Cat Came Back; Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker for March 27, 2020.

The Cat Came Back By Jeff Baker   I’d never slept in a church before, especially not a deserted one, but it beat spending another night on the street. Anyway it was cold in the city and I didn’t want … 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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Cab ride with Friday Flash Fics, by Jeff Baker. March 20, 2020.

And Now When David Banner Grows Angry Or Outraged A Startling Metamorphosis Occurs By Jeff Baker   You see a lot of things when you drive a cab for a living and although I have never held that particular occupation, … Continue reading

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