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Wallace Sellars
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THE EVIL WIZARD SMALLBONE by Delia Sherman

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HAIL TO THE CHIN by Bruce Campbell and Craig Sanborn 
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Picked the newest book up on Tuesday when it came out -- getting ready to start.

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Francesco:

Good choice!  I am picking up my own copy on Saturday. :-)

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This seems like the best thread in which to note the passing of author Jerry Pournelle, who died yesterday in his sleep.  Probably best known for coauthoring, with Larry Niven, The Mote in God's Eye, blurbed by no less than Robert Heinlein as "possibly the greatest science fiction novel I have ever read," or words to that effect.  Met him briefly at Boskone a few years back and had him sign my copy of the aforementioned book.  
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Now starting:
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Taking a new author out for a test drive...

YESTERDAY'S ECHO by Matt Coyle, the first novel in his Rick Cahill mystery series.
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Now starting another book by one of my favorite authors...
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  Half way through DIE TRYING by Lee Child. Jack Reacher book 2.
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"A Generations of Sociopaths (How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America)" - Bruce Cannon Gibney (http://www.brucegibney.com).

About halfway through - after that, I'll switch back to fiction.
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THE SCIENCE OF JAMES BOND

A fun and engaging book (two-thirds of the way through, I am) which examines how realistic the science is in Bond. Some of it is, some of it isn't. Jaws, for example, could not have possibly had the strength, even with metal teeth, to bite that cable car wire.


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Make Your Bed, by retired Admiral William H. McRaven.  McRaven elaborates on a commencement address he gave at the University of Texas in 2014, adding additional examples and comments.  It's a small book, about 130 pp., that you can read in an afternoon.  Interesting that two rather different graduation speeches, roughly contemporaneous, that both went viral and later came out in book form begin with the word "Make."  I'm thinking, of course, of Make Good Art, by Neal Gaiman.
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Son of Faster Cheaper by Floyd Norman.  This is a collection of gag cartoons originally posted or circulated among Norman's colleagues at Walt Disney studios, or at Hanna Barbera or Pixar, where he worked as an animator.  Some of them involve Walt; many involve Michael Eisner.  To an outsider, they run the gamut from barely amusing to mildly amusing.  Norman draws fluently, but these are obviously dashed off (and in fairness, don't need to be more than that).  Think of the Marie Severin sketches you've seen lampooning Marvel staffers, although, imho, not so well drawn or as funny.  (I freely acknowledge that some of this may be due to my greater familiarity with Marvel than with Disney, and do not suggest that the difference in "finish" necessarily speaks to the the comparative artistic abilities, per se, of Severin and Norman).  I got this inexpensive book for under $10 at Amazon, but I overpaid.  I can't imagine I'll ever have the urge to pick it up and read it again, although I enjoyed the once-thru.
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  TOTAL RECALL the autobiography of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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TESLA: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AN ELECTRIC MESSIAH by Nigel
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