Category Archives: Reading

Mr. Strang Gets a Second Collection. A review by Jeff Baker.

Mr. Strang Gets a (Second) Collection a review by Jeff Baker Publisher Crippen and Landru’s second collection of William Brittain’s fine mystery stories “The Man Who Solved Mysteries” is wonderful, perfect and long, long overdue. Brittain, who later wrote Y. … Continue reading

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Reading a Teen-Age Outer Space Story (Golly!) Jeff Baker, February 6th, 2022

I haven’t done as much writing as I should but I have kicked it up a notch on the reading in the last month. Yesterday, I bummed through a paperback edition of a 1962 Y. A. anthology “Teen-Age Outer Space … Continue reading

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Christmas Rainbow Snippets Recommendation, from Jeff Baker. December 25th, 2021.

Every week we post six lines from a work of ours, a work-in-progress or published or a recommendation of someone else’s work with at least one LGBT character. Posted at Rainbow Snippets here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/963484217054974 I’m recommending a whole book this … Continue reading

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Sleuth Sayers Spreads the Word! Jeff Baker, November 3, 2021.

Sleuth Sayers has done me the kindness of asking me to write a column for them about my recent story about Solar Pons, the local publicity I received for it and the background of Pons and his creator, August Derleth. … Continue reading

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Avram Davidson Universe; a Unique Podcast (Because Davidson Was Unique!) By Jeff Baker, November 3, 2021.

Avram Davidson was, unique. And that’s a cliche in his case! Fortunately, there is a podcast (operated by his godson, Seth Davis) called “Avram Davidson Universe” where this award-winning writer of fantasy, science fiction and mystery (and winner of multiple … Continue reading

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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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“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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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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Not Too Much Progress to Report, from Jeff Baker, September 16, 2020.

Worked on the Queer Sci-Fi column (about Joanna Russ) last week. Right before deadline. But the last-minute additions only helped, and I got a nice comment on Facebook from a writer who had taken a class from Joanna Russ! Haven’t … Continue reading

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