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About Me:
SF/F/H reader for 50+ years, reviewer of same for ~25 years. Currently a freelance book reviewer for Foreword Reviews. Not sure about reviving freelance editorial services, yet.
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Single
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not working (disability)
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http://magpieseye.wordpress.com
Website 2:
http://vile-and-pernicious.blogspot.com
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You know if your profile does not have basic info it will be considered spam
That's all the basic info I got!

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Best read of 2017

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 12:07pm 0 Comments

The last 18 months in my life have been unpredictable, and not in good ways. Now that my health issues seem to have quieted down, it's past time I posted here.

As a freelance reviewer for Foreword Reviews magazine, I get to read free books of above-average quality from independent presses. The standout- read for last year was An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon. You can find my review here:…

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Return to BSFS

Posted on July 6, 2016 at 11:16pm 2 Comments

Wow. Nearly 2 yrs since I last posted here? Well, I could trot out the usual excuses (all of which are valid, btw), but what's the point? It'd be a long list of illness (physical and mental), lack of money and motivation, etc. blah woof.

So. I'm back here, for now. Looking forward to what's been happnin since I was last here. Book reccs welcomed. Last one I read by a non-white person was Errick Nunnally's Blood for the Sun, which I liked a lot. Reviewed it for Foreword Reviews…

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I've reviewed books for Foreword Reviews that may be of interest to BSFSers. Blog post with list to follow this update. ETA: correct spelling

Posted on February 13, 2015 at 2:26pm 0 Comments

I've reviewed books for Foreword Reviews that may be of interest to BSFSers. Blog post with list to follow this update.

ETA: correct spelling

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Foreword Reviews: Another marketing tool

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 2:57am 0 Comments

Independent (aka small-press) publishers and author-publishers tend to do a lot of marketing with as little $$ as possible. Sites like BSFS provide members with the opportunity to promote their work on this site. So, is there a marketing tool that all of the above could benefit from with minimal $$ outlay?…

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Thank goodness winter's over

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 4:46pm 0 Comments

The snow mountains at the end of my driveway have been gone about a month. Much snow descended on my village this winter, much-needed water to replenish underground aquifers in the area. With the increase in sunshine, my depression has again faded back; more smiles and laughter is always a good thing. :-)…

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At 12:45pm on May 18, 2013, Tananarive Due said…

So sorry this comment was delayed. I'm not here often! But many thanks.

At 5:13pm on November 20, 2011, Jarvis Sheffield - Admin said…

Hello and welcome Jan. 

 
 
 

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Dr. Claudia Alexander, In Memoriam...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 23, 2018 at 8:35am 0 Comments

Claudia Alexander: 1959 - 2015

Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Diaspora, Diversity, Diversity in Science, History, NASA, Science Fiction, Women in Science

As a research scientist, she inspired a generation, especially young women, to seek careers in science, technology, engineering and…
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Scene from "A Taste of Armageddon" - I see where SNL got the Cone Heads.

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Dr. Pamela McCauley Bush

Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Diaspora, Diversity, Diversity in Science, History, Women in Science

Engineer, Educator, Leader & Entrepreneur

Dr. Pamela McCauley is an…
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Laser Phone Charging...

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A new laser system can wirelessly recharge phones from across the room(Credit: Mark Stone/University of Washington)

Topics: Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Laser

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Dr. Jarita C. Holbrook...

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Dr. Jarita C. Holbrook, Astronomers of the African Diaspora

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Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii Pre-doctorate education: B.S. Physics (1987),…

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DESI...

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The 5,000 pencil-size robots will fit snugly inside 10 wedge-shaped petals. Here, one of those wedges is fully stocked with 500 robots, each of which will swivel independently to gather light from a known group of space objects, including distant galaxies. Credit: DESI Collaboration

Topics: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Dark Energy, Space Exploration, Spectrograph, Robotics…

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