Category Archives: L. Sprague DeCamp

More of the Best Of Ballantine’s “The Best Of…” Compiled By Jeff Baker. February 13, 2023.

More of The Best of the Best of Ballantine’s The Best of… Compiled by Jeff Baker From about 1974 through at least the late 80s, Ballantine Books published a series of over 22 (paperback and hardcover) “Best of” collections of … 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. 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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“Best-Of” Anthologies I Love. Short-Story Month Day #21

By Jeff Baker I read (and buy) tons of “Best Of The Year” anthologies. We are living in a golden age for Best-Ofs. Here are a few I love: Lethe Press’ fine “Wilde Stories” (Best Gay Speculative Fiction,) “Heiresses of … Continue reading

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Getting Gnarly with All You Zombies. Short-Story Month, Day # 8

For Day #8 of Short-Story Month, here are some takes on two of the most popular themes in speculative fiction: Time travel and Immortality. For starters, two of the twistiest time-travel stories Robert A. Heinlein wrote: “By His Bootstraps” (1941) … Continue reading

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