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Short Story Reading Log – Part 2

Another week of short stories read (you can read Week 1 here) The only problem is, I don’t always make a note of them straight away, and then I forget – especially if they aren’t very memorable. I’m sure there’s at least one story this week I’ve missed, but then […]

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Short Story Reading Log – Part 1

I find it easy to keep track of novels that I have read, thanks to Goodreads. Short Stories represent more of a problem however. Stories can only be added if they are available separately online, for instance on a website. This rules out individual stories from anthologies I’ve read as […]

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Where to start with Peter F Hamilton books

Peter F Hamilton is one of only two authors that I started reading in my teens, and am still reading today more than two decades later. In that time my reading tastes have changed a lot, and become much more varied, but I’ve enjoyed his books throughout. He writes epic […]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Read Short Stories

There is a lot said these days about how the internet, mobile phones and other technology is shortening people’s attention spans. You would think therefore that more people would be reading short stories rather than novels, however while there is something of a resurgence in – mostly online – short […]

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My Top 10 Books to Read

I admit that My Goodreads To Be Read list (TBR for short) is just too long, and needs pruning. On Goodreads, whenever I find something I fancy reading it I’ll click that ‘Want to Read’ button and it will get added to the list. I’m nowhere near as bad as […]

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Wasp by Eric Frank Russell

Title: Wasp Author: Eric Frank Russell Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 190 James Mowry has signed up as a spy, and agreed to be transported deep into enemy territory onto a Sirian world. His recruiter says he is to be wasp, and relates the story of four tough men in a […]

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Jump into the Escape Pod for great Audio SF

There are so many great places to read and listen to short stories online, especially science fiction but most of these are not well known. I’ve decided to periodically take a look at one, to shine a light on some hidden gems. In my forays into the world of SF […]

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Reading Arthur C Clarke short stories

As part of my recent enthusiasm for short stories, I’ve started on some classic science fiction stories. I mentioned Clifford D Simak last week, and I’m going to be reading more of his books soon, but I decided to take a fresh look at a rather more well known name […]

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Continuing on from my last post, I’ve got more great short story recommendations, most of which you can read and/or listen to online.  I’ve been reading mostly science fiction short stories, but have picked one or two non sci-fi stories that I’ve enjoyed recently too. ‘Light of Other Days‘ by […]

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Reading short stories

I’ve never been a big reader of short stories, always preferring novels, and I don’t think that is going to change anytime soon, but I’ve recently started reading some short stories and I have been surprised how much I’ve enjoyed some of the stories I’ve read. There’s also quite a […]

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