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Damon Knight
Birth date: September 19, 1922
Died: April 15, 2002
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 9 months ago
(Original Review, 1980-10-13)People have complained about roads as conveyor belts as represented in Heinlein's THE ROADS MUST ROLL as being an inefficient means of transportation because of a number of reasons, some of those being energy efficiency and the problems of handicapped people using them. ...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 9 months ago
(Original review, 1980)Here's my two cents' worth on matter transmission (MT) regarding Damon Knight's "A For Anything".First of all, I am skeptical of any MT system that works by scanning/rebuilding. Leaving aside the duplicator aspects of such a system, I don't believe such a system can be made to...
Sorry kids, no feet.
Sorry kids, no feet. rated it 3 years ago
What are you doing with your Friday night? Me? I'm ugly crying into a giant mug of tea. I am a sucker for anything Kate Quinn puts her name to.Outside of Kate Quinn, the only author whose work I was familiar with was Stephanie Dray. I found Dray's work to be rather forgettable. However, like I sai...
Passionate about Books!
Passionate about Books! rated it 5 years ago
This is a tale made up of 6 inter-connected stories taking place during events leading right up to the explosion of Mt. Vesuvius, as seen through the eyes of several people from different social backgrounds. You have a wealthy senator, a privileged pregnant woman, a prostitute, a 17 year old who has...
Celticlady's Reading Room
Celticlady's Reading Room rated it 5 years ago
A Day of Fire: A Novel of Pompeii is the story of the destruction of Pompeii. We have all learned about Pompeii in the history books but as far as I know, there has not been a lot of historical fiction written about Pompeii. This novel is a collaboration of six fantastic authors who tell a believabl...
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