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Let The Children Boogie

Star Probe

By Joseph Green  

26 Nov, 2023

Because My Tears Are Delicious To You


Joseph Green’s 1976 Star Probe is a stand-alone science fiction novel.

In the far-off year of Two! Thousand! Eleven! an alien starship moving at 8,000 kilometers/second1 is detected at the edge of the Solar System. Its path will take it past Earth, by which time the actively decelerating probe will have slowed to a comparatively sedate 400 kilometers per second. Even that speed is far above Solar escape velocity at 1 Astronomical Unit. If nothing is done, the visitor will continue on its way out of the Solar System.

The only impediments standing between humanity2 and interception of the visiting Probe are technological and political.

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That Long, Lonesome Road

Watchstar  (Watchstar, volume 1)

By Pamela Sargent  

19 Nov, 2023

Because My Tears Are Delicious To You


1980’s Watchstar is the first volume of Pamela Sargent’s Watchstar young-adult science fiction trilogy1.

Daiya AnraBrun’s people are joined in a single community by their mental links. Their lives are made easier by their telekinetic gifts. They are comforted by the knowledge that one day they will leave their bodies to become part of the Merged Ones. Life is perfect.

If pressed, Daiya might admit she chafes under the relentlessly enforced conformity and finds the frequent infanticide (for eugenics reasons) distasteful. But these things may not bother Daiya for long, as she faces a rite of passage from which she is unlikely to return.

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Bold Canadians

Ultimatum  (Robert Porter, volume 1)

By Richard Rohmer  

12 Nov, 2023

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1973’s Ultimatum is the first of two Robert Porter novels by Canadian author Richard Rohmer.

Newly elected Canadian prime minister Robert Porter (party unspecified) receives a phone call from American president Howard. The Texan-born Democrat faces the challenge of reelection in just one month. He has a bold stratagem to achieve a second term, one in which Canada will play a central role.

Whether Canada wants to or not.

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Nothing Can Save You

The Sky Walker  (The Avenger, volume 3)

By Paul Ernst  

8 Oct, 2023

Because My Tears Are Delicious To You


Paul Ernst’s 1939 The Sky Walker is the third volume in the Avenger series. The Sky Walker was published under the Kenneth Robeson house name.

One day the glasses in Chicago’s Mike’s Bar begin to sing, then shatter for no obvious reason. The mysterious phenomenon is accompanied by a seemingly causeless droning from the sky.

Chicago is distracted from the mystery by real tragedy. A pavilion collapses, killing seventeen people. The cause appears clear: substandard steel used in the supports, no doubt thanks to a greedy contractor. 

But this is not the cause at all. Evil! Evil is the cause! It’s up to Richard the Avenger” Benson and the increasingly large staff of Justice, Inc to reveal what is really going on.

[Standard fair for its day” vocabulary choice warning]

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When Things Fell Apart

Summer Rising

By Sheila Sullivan  

1 Oct, 2023

Because My Tears Are Delicious To You


Sheila Sullivan’s 1975 Summer Rising is a stand-alone post-apocalypse science fantasy novel.

Humanity was denied the finality of a dramatic, swift nuclear holocaust. Rather, decades of economic, technological, and social mismanagement have caused a slow, inexorable collapse across the planet. By the 2040s the United Kingdom is united no more. Instead, it is a patchwork of rundown communities forced back into a primitive agrarian lifestyle.

Bara has the misfortune to be pretty. She catches the eye of White Michael, lord of the so-called Outlanders. One rape later and Bara is pregnant with White Michael’s son. She names the boy Con.

Con is destined to be an important man, if he can elude his father and if he can somehow reach the far-off land where his destiny waits.

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