Friday, October 29, 2010

Paperback Friday: Bradbury -- Brunner

Three to the Highest Power; Ray Bradbury, Chad Oliver & Theodore Sturgeon
Copyright 1968 William F. Nolan. First Avon printing February 1968.
Dedication: For Anthony Boucher, who discovered Oliver and promoted Bradbury and Sturgeon.

I found this one at the Friends of the Knox Co. Library sale a few years ago and read it right away. The book contains one short story by each of these authors and is excellent old school Sci-Fi reading.

The Elfstone of Shannara by Terry Brooks
Copyright 1982 Terry Brooks. First Mass Market Edition: Published by Ballantine Books January, 1984.

I got this book for twenty-five cents in Birmingham, Al, sometime between 2001 – 2005 but haven’t read it yet.

The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner
Copyright; 1972 Brunner Fact and Fiction, Ltd. Fourth printing by Ballantine Books May, 1976.
I got this one at the Friends of the K. C. L. sale too. I imagine I’ll read it soon since it’s one of the 501 must read books.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Do you know this man?

Mr. Thompson visited Knoxville this past Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 and this year he brought his band along. Richard Thompson is one of a handfull of musicians which Sally and I try to see every time they come to town and he never fails to earn my limited entertainment dollars. He and his band could certainly give younger musicians a run for their money. In my rather critical opinion, any younger pop or rock musicians who are not paying attention to Richard Thompson should just hand up their insturmants.

The following video, I believe, is from a performance just eleven days ago on 10.4.2010. For further reading, there is this little bit that I wrote on my, now, rpg blog earlier this year.