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Bob Dylan Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature

  Bob Dylan Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature     Yes, it’s true.  For my generation — us Boomers — most of our great writers are our Singer-Songwriters.  They sang our lives. So I cheered at the Announcement. Nobel … Continue reading

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The Walter Lantz Story: Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, Chilly Willy & the Beary Family

  The Walter Lantz Story: Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, Chilly Willy & the Beary Family – A Tribute   “Guess who?  Ha-Ha-Ha Haaa Ha!”  “Everybody thinks I’m crazee-ee-ee.  Yessiree, that’s me, that’s me.  That’s what I’m cracked up to be. … Continue reading

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L Sprague de Camp’s ZEI Novels in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Tradition

  L Sprague de Camp’s ZEI Novels in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Tradition   “On a fine clear morning, the sun rose redly over the rim of the Banjao Sea.  The rising sun, which the Krishnans call Roqir and the … Continue reading

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Knut Hamsun’s GROWTH OF THE SOIL – A book review

Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun My rating: 5 of 5 stars Over the years, I’ve discovered writers who take you into the very heart of Humankind: which means they really took me into the living heart of all … Continue reading

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ORNITHANTHROPUS — the Winged Human in Dream, Myth & Literature

    Ornithanthropus – The Winged Human NOTE: This posting is dedicated to the memory of editor Ejler Jakobsson, with deepest gratitude. Even though I published my Science Fantasy story “Ornithanthropus” way back in 1971, I’m still getting comments on … Continue reading

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Animal Rights & Speciesism: Chimps, Roosters & Humankind

  For many of us Boomers, our introduction to Chimpanzees was in the old Tarzan movies. Cheeta (based on Nkima the monkey in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ stories) was a tame, comical companion who readily sought out help when a human … Continue reading

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Edgar Rice Burroughs: A Tribute to Tarzan’s Creator, A Personal Hero

  EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS: A Tribute to Tarzan’s Creator     Most of my boyhood heroes were writers. As I’ve said before, my first literary hero was Sir Charles G D Roberts. Almost forgotten today, Canadian Roberts was once as … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Farley Mowat! Tribute to a Hero

  Farley Mowat   Tribute to a Hero   When Farley Mowat first announced that he had written his last book, I was mad at him. “How dare you, Farley?!” Not as mad as I was when Kurt Vonnegut made … Continue reading

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SOMEDAY THERE WILL BE CENTAURS – Science Fantasy by Brian Alan Burhoe

  SOMEDAY THERE WILL BE CENTAURS – A Science Fantasy Short Story by Brian Alan Burhoe     We’ll go Out There, of course. And we’ll colonize. We’ll do whatever it takes. We’ll adapt. Genetic engineering, if necessary. We’ll have … Continue reading

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Animal Rights, Circuses, Tarzan & PETA XXX

  Animal Rights, Circuses, Tarzan & PETA XXX   A Remembrance of Boyhood Heroes… When I was a kid in the late 1950’s, I loved the circus. What boy didn’t? When the Clyde Beatty Circus came to foggy old Saint … Continue reading

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