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« Reply #1665 on: September 20, 2015, 04:19:06 PM »


John Joseph Adams, editor
Wastelands :
stories of the Apocalypse

disappointments -- editors -- empathy = comprehension -- explorations -- far-fetched -- humorous--not -- ignorance -- interests -- intro. -- logic -- loners -- mistakes -- predictions -- questions -- realism -- religion -- ridiculousness -- saddest -- sex -- stories -- thinking -- unsubtle -- vibes -- and well-written?

What I cannot tell is whether the stories in this anthology are better written than the stories in the previous anthology read. What I can tell is there is less variety in the stories, as all the stories here are written within the past 2 decades of the last century, so there is less chronological difference in the stories, and that while there are such writers as Terry Brooks, who write stories of the Apocalypse from a fantasy stand-point, and writers like Richard Matheson, who write stories of the Apocalypse from a horror stand-point, all the stories here are from a science fiction stand-point. There is 1 difference between the stories, and we'll get to that next time.

To be continued . . .
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« Reply #1666 on: September 26, 2015, 06:57:22 PM »

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The Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry by Legs McNeil

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Mr. Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream by Steven Watts

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« Reply #1667 on: September 27, 2015, 10:06:07 AM »

Tonight I'll be starting "The Rise of the Vampire" (nonfiction look at vamps in pop culture)

"The basic plot is that Donna Speir and Hope Marie Carlton, the two undercover DEA agent Playboy Playmates from the last movie, are still running around in jungle shorts, cowboy boots and spaghetti strap T-shirts, firing their machine guns at drug smugglers, Filipino communist guerrillas, and corrupt federal agents while their two friends, Lisa London and Miss May 1984 Patty Duffek, lounge around the pool a lot and talk on speaker phones that look like fax machines."-Joe Bob on SAVAGE BEACH
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« Reply #1668 on: October 01, 2015, 07:47:03 PM »


A continuation of Wastelands : stories of the Apocalypse. John Joseph Adams, editor.

As I said previously, some of the stories here can be divided into those with a religious slant and those with a non-religious slant, and I must admit, I prefer the stories with a religious slant, maybe because I prefer stories that are "quieter and softer," which I find the religious stories to be, or, it might be the logic expressed in one of the stories with a non-religious slant. Of course, this logic is not pertinent to all the stories with a non-religious slant, but . . .?! It is logic expressed by some of the characters in one of the stories.

!That a Christian can never made a decision based on logic and reason, because emotions affect the decision.

@That a non-Christian, or, at least a non-religious person always makes a decision based on logic and reason never emotion.

#Unless a person prays to the Christian God, he or she is never noticed by the said God.

$When we pray to the Christian God, and he does not answer, right away, that is because does not notice our prayer.

%When we die or taken up by God, while still alive, then we cease to exist in all forms both spiritual and physical.

^The Rapture as described by the author is the only Rapture possible.

&The Christian Bible is the only place to learn about the Christian God.

*Man is wiser than God.

?People who want to believe there is a God are gullible. They always believe what they are told.

Logical aren't they?

Next time: the 3rd of a half dozen.
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« Reply #1669 on: October 01, 2015, 09:17:34 PM »

Just finished THE FOLLY OF THE  WORLD, by Jesse Bullington.
It's a madcap account of the bastard son of a Dutch aristocrat, his murderous, mentally unstable male lover, and a feral peasant girl who plot to steal a signet ring from a drowned Dutch village and claim the family inheritance of a now-extinct line.  Fairly entertaining, although I could have done without the graphic descriptions of homosexual intercourse.

"Carpe diem!" - Seize the day!  "Carpe per diem!" - Seize the daily living allowance! "Carpe carp!" - Seize the fish!
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