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Damon Knight
Birth date: September 19, 1922
Died: April 15, 2002
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 6 years 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 rated it 6 years 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 7 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...
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Celticlady's Reading Room rated it 10 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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Lisa (Harmony) rated it 11 years ago
I bought this collection of 33 science fiction stories because it was recommended in A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction on its "5 Parsec Shelf" of the best books in the genre. Here's what it said about the book: Anthologies, no matter how excellent, have seldom had enough impact to be "classics." B...
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