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The book is a gem. If you wish to know, you'll have to mine it. Big Grin
 
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I've just finished reading Stephen King's new novel, 11.22.63, and I found it absolutely wonderful. I'm a sort of on/off Stephen King fan, but this is a time travel thriller with a heartbreaking love story; pop fiction with serious intent. As far as I'm concerned, he got the history right, too - in his afterword he refers to my favorite book on the Kennedy assassination.

Oh, and when the hero is finally busted as a time traveler, he and his girl friend have a very serious discussion about something called the Butterfly Effect. She illustrates the Butterfly Effect by referring to a famous 1952 dinosaur story, much loved on this board ...

I love it when an author reads the same stuff I do!
 
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I've just finished reading Stephen King's new novel, 11.22.63, and I found it absolutely wonderful. I'm a sort of on/off Stephen King fan...

I've recently acquired the novel and look forryward to reading it soon. The last Steve I read was a terrific book (Under the Dome), his best work since Bag of Bones (on telly tonight!), and when King is on, he's spot-on! (The Shining, Salem's Lot, It), but when he's off (The Dark Half), I can't get through the thing!


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"THE BOY IN THE MOON" A Father’s Journey to Understand His Extraordinary Son.
By Ian Brown. St. Martin’s I just finished reading this book..

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Reread Paddle to the Sea a great story for children of all ages.

It was adapted for film in 1966 by the National Film Board of Canada. Many Canadian children watched this film in their grade school classroom. Sadly, this tradition no longer exists. A wonderful story and a wonderful film.

Paddle to the Sea Film
 
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I received my Folio Society edition of 451 today. Nicely done and inexpensive for a Folio book. To my surprise, it comes with a slip case.

I'll be reading the new introduction, etc. this evening. I've read the book once or twice...this year. Smiler


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You know what you are, Mr. Bradbury? ... You are a poet! -- Aldous Huxley
 
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Just re-read "The Best of Robert Bloch" because I was sick and didn't have anything new around. (Also, of course, because one of the world's finest stories, "The World-Timer" is in it, which is why I searched for it and bought it.)

Then "Voice of Steel" by Sean McMullen because it's so wonderful, and available online at an archived site containing the sadly-now-gone SCIFICTION.COM stories.

*sigh* Mmmmmm......

Now I just did a search for a collection containing the story "The Time of Her life" by Nancy Springer, to re-read because it has *this* wonderful quote in it:

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In time's limpid orichalcum light sat a man with the personality of a steel-belted radial tire.


Orichalcum IS a good word.
 
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the last wheel of time book so far"towers of midnight"< it's a love hate thing.
 
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I was reading The mysterious flame of queen Loana by Umberto Eco. I am reading Dandelion Wine by Mr Ray Bradbury and after it I will read Farewell Summer.
 
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A Father’s Journey to Understand His Extraordinary Son.By Ian Brown. St. Martin’s This book was actually well written andentertaining.This book is best read a little at a time.

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Now reading Years in the Making: The Time Travel Stories of L. Sprague de Camp. It has a dinosaur on the cover (very reminiscent of RB's famous story), it's a beautifully made, traditional hardcover, and it contains the complete novel Lest Darkness Fall, which I couldn't find anywhere else.
 
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Now reading Years in the Making: The Time Travel Stories of L. Sprague de Camp. It has a dinosaur on the cover (very reminiscent of RB's famous story), it's a beautifully made, traditional hardcover, and it contains the complete novel Lest Darkness Fall, which I couldn't find anywhere else.


*gasp* Thank you so much for mentioning a book of which I have never heard. I am stark raving nutso about time travel stories. Had time travel dreams, even. (Hint: If you go back in time and see someone you used to know in the future, and say hello to them, they will stare at you like you're a weirdo, if it's before they met you. You remember them from the future that is now your past but they have no way of knowing you from the future. And post-dated money is useless. Although Robert Heinlein also knew this stuff, I dreamed it as a kid before I read him.)

Any other time travel books, especially anthologies, please post. Much gratitude.
 
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Hi, dragonfly, and sorry to hear about your stark raving nutso condition.

Since they don't have a pill you can take for that, I'd better mention the other books I have, as well:

The L. Sprague de Camp book I mention above is published by NESFA Press, a specialist publisher with lots of great old wave SF titles in attractive volumes.

Then there are two paperback anthologies that you should find quite easily, though they're no longer current:

The Best Time Travel Stories of All Time, edited by Barry N. Malzberg, and The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century, edited by Harry Turtledove and Martin H. Greenberg.

The second one has Ray Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder" in it. I also have an old and forgotten anthology, edited by Michael Moorcock, called The Traps of Time, containing some more good stories.

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I'm about 1/3 of the way through A Princess of Mars by Burroughs. A writer I admire was a big fan, so I figured I'd give it a shot.
 
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Lists! Just the lists of works by and about Ray Bradbury are longer than other peoples' whole BOOKS!
 
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