Category Archives: Non-Fiction

The Lost Worlds Of 2001-Arthur C.Clarke (1972)

Clarke has put together rejected scenarios for “2001:A Space Odyssey.” There are numerous pages that show a daily log between Clark and Stanley Kubrick. There’s nothing revealing about budget fights, long delays etc. Those things are mentioned but there aren’t … Continue reading

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The Conquest Of Space-A Conversation Between Dr.Wernher Von Braun And Willy Ley (1959)

A historic conversation between German rocket scientists Wernher Von Braun and Willy Ley. Highlights include the development of the German rocket programs during WWII, and the space program in the 1950’s. Recorded June 9th and 23rd, 1959, in New York … Continue reading

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User Friendly-Spider Robinson (Short Stories and Essays)

A combination of seventeen short stories and essays with the essays being the highlights. They cover 1974,77,78,82,86,88,93,96,98, Favorite stories: “Copyright Violation” (1988 novelette) – A super nerd is minding his own business singing along with a John Lennon tune on … Continue reading

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The Unwatchable Return Of Cosmos or A Good Show In The Wrong Place

The over hype of the show had me just about turned off. Since I am a fan of host Neil DeGrasse Tyson after watching him on “Nova Science Now” I didn’t want to miss it. I was also psyched up … Continue reading

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50 Great Tales Of Terror-Edited by John Canning

Canning gathered together several authors, including SF author Charles Eric Maine, to relate true tales of mass murderers,natural disasters and individuals caught up in life threatening situations. Subjects include Genghis Khan, the cannibalistic Beane family of Scotland, Rasputin, the explosion … Continue reading

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The Good Life-Tony Bennett with Will Friedwald (1998)

The book traces his life from his grandparents coming over from Italy to his success with MTV and winning several Grammy Awards. Even though things continue to happen for him the book is still well worth reading, especially if you’re … Continue reading

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The Boardwalk Jungle-Ovid Demaris (1986)

An absolutely fascinating history of Atlantic City from its beginnings through its 1950’s decline and the supposed rebirth with casino gambling. How the crime rate soared and homelessness rose to unheard of heights.┬áIn no way is this a dry account. … Continue reading

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