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url 2018-10-16 18:09
Fighting Erasure: Women SF Writers of the 1980s, Part III
The Manse - Lisa W. Cantrell
Watersong: Kore - Mary Caraker
Starbridge - A.C. Crispin
Sabazel - Lillian Stewart Carl
Final Frontier (Classic Star Trek ) - Diane Carey
Obernewtyn - Isobelle Carmody
Dreams Of The Raven - Carmen Carter
Up the Rainbow - Susan Casper
In the Garden of Dead Cars - Sybil Claiborne
Am I Free To Go? - Kathryn Cramer

I love these series of articles despite what they do to the TBR pile.

 

Lots of new and familiar authors.  Most I haven't tried.  I think these were when I was a very broke person just starting working for a living without a good book budget.

 

Ones that wouldn't fit the "big" pictures at top of post:

 

Overshoot - Mona Clee  Overshoot - Mona Clee 

The Stars as Seen from This Particular Angle of Night: An Anthology of Speculative Verse - Sandra Kasturi,John Rose,Phyllis Gotlieb,David Clink,Kathy Shaidle,R.G. Evans,Donna Farley,Patrick O'Leary,Kiel Stuart,Gemma Files,John Tranter,Charlee Jacob,Mark McLaughlin,Peter Crowther,Bruce Boston,Yves Meynard,Carolyn Clink,Tom Piccirilli,Heather Spe  The Stars as Seen from This Particular Angle of Night: An Anthology of Speculative Verse - ,Carolyn Clink, et. al.

How Like a God - Brenda W. Clough  How Like a God - Brenda W. Clough 

Legacy - Molly Cochran  Legacy - Molly Cochran  

The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks - Joanna Cole,Bruce Degen  The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks - Joanna Cole

Sunglasses After Dark - Nancy A. Collins  Sunglasses After Dark - Nancy A. Collins  

The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit - First Book of the Wraeththu - Storm Constantine  The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit - Storm Constantine  

Love and War - Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman,Harold Bakst,Barbara Siegel,Scott Siegel,Nick O'Donohoe,Nancy Varian Berberick,Richard A. Knaak,Paul B. Thompson,Laura Hickman,Kate Novak,Kevin Randle,Michael Williams,Tonya C. Cook,Dezra Despain  Love and War - Tonya C. Cook, et. al.

Mask Of The Wizard - Catherine Cooke  Mask Of The Wizard - Catherine Cooke  

The Black Horn - Clare Cooper,Trevor Stubley  The Black Horn - Clare Cooper

 

Author of article also mentions (but not sure of works or where to start with them):

 

Source: www.tor.com/2018/10/10/fighting-erasure-women-sf-writers-of-the-1980s-part-3
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review 2018-10-06 17:17
Spock's struggle to save the past
Ishmael - Barbara Hambly

During a layover at Starbase Twelve the Enterprise crew investigates suspicious activity surrounding a Klingon ore freighter which seems to be more than it appears. As they follow it into the Tau Eridani Cloud, the Klingon ship suddenly vanishes . . . with Spock still on board. And on Earth in 1867, a frontier businessman encounters an amnesiac stranger in the woods — one with pointed ears and green blood coming from his wounds.

 

Barbara Hambly's book is unique among the many novels in the Star Trek Pocket Book series. Unlike the others set in the Star Trek universe, Hambly situates many of the events in a different fictional world, that of the ABC television show Here Come the Brides which ran for two seasons in the late 1960s. To be honest I'm not a fan of such a conceit (and Hambly's insertion of thinly-veiled characters and references from other television shows and sci-fi franchises didn't help), but Hambly makes it work here, thanks to the strength of her characterization and her storytelling skills. There's also an underlying joke in her use of the series that proved rather clever once I understood what it was, and which highlighted the amount of work she put into realizing it. The overall result is somewhat different from most other Star Trek novels, yet it is that difference which makes it such a fresh and enjoyable read.

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review 2018-08-08 12:11
Star Trek 1, James Blish
Star Trek 1 - James Blish Star Trek 1 - James Blish

Well, that's it! I've now read every book Blish published.

 

Really not much different from the other ten volumes of adaptations Blish did (don't ask how I ended up reading the first one last - I don't know myself) except for the lack of a foreword. It was the release of this volume that created a deluge of fan mail that Blish would address in his forewords to subsequent volumes.

 

As usual the quality varies with the quality of the adapted original script. Interesting to note that the iconic image of Sulu brandishing a fencing foil has him wearing an undershirt here- he's famously bare chested in the episode. There's another go round for the Shakespeare inspired trope, along with the child with god-like powers.

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text 2018-08-07 23:27
Reading progress update: I've read 91 out of 136 pages.
Star Trek 1 - James Blish Star Trek 1 - James Blish

Sulu goes crazy with a fencing foil!

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text 2018-08-07 00:13
Reading progress update: I've read 23 out of 136 pages.
Star Trek 1 - James Blish Star Trek 1 - James Blish

Here we go again with the morally/emotionally child-like being with  god-like powers. This one actually is a human child. Unfortunately the resolution by way of the "parents" turning up and taking the child in hand also appears, instead of the Enterprise crew figuring a way out of the mess themselves. Why was Original Trek so obsessed with this trope?  TNG kinda had it with Q - those episodes always annoyed me, too.

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