I’ve been doing book reviews for a while. The reviews that I converted to for this website are listed below. Note: I no long do book reviews for books that are sent me.

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  • Hi,

    Just read your ten rules for writing SciFi. I might have nailed 9 out of 10 of your points – a little crookedly, but still;-)

    Do you still review books, and would you take a look at BIRDIE DOWN? It’s a free-to-read at Smashwords:

    The blurb:

    The Outer-Rim rebellion stumbles into its second day – and in the wrong direction. Can it survive a third?

    The third generation residents of the resource-rich New Worlds are seeking to throw off the yolk of corporate rule. Ex-Resource War veteran, Sebastian Scatkiewicz and his colleague, Andrew ‘Birdie’ Goosen, have dared to take on the biggest company of them all. Hot from attacking the Lynthax Corporation head offices on Trevon and then on G-eo they’re planning to attack a third. But there’s friction in the rebel camp. Scat’s ignoring the advice of colleagues. His personal beef with Jack Petroff, Lynthax’s head of security, is affecting his judgement; his friends and political masters are doubting his motives; and the loyalty of the newest recruits is far from certain…

    The first in a break-out series, based on the Smashwords novel ‘Scat’.

    Kind regards
    Jim Graham

    • Jim,

      Great name. My grand uncle was named James Graham. I am trying to trace the genealogy of my Grahams. James was supposed to have moved to Campbell Hall, NY. Any info? I am descended through James’ brother Peter Graham born about 1880, whose father was Jacob who may have come from Scotland or Ireland around 1860. Very little information there, so I ask every Graham that I meet, but there are a lot of Grahams.

      I have downloaded the book and it is my Kindle. I will check it out when I finish what I’m reading. If I find that I have enough nice things to say about it, I will put up a review.


      Keith P. Graham

  • I wonder what you think of “Stranger in a Strange Land” by Robert Heinlein”, or, for that matter his general “future history series”. Also, of anything fictional by Isaac Asimov,

    • I read Heinlein over and over. I have many copies of his books, some autographed. I have them on tape and now I am buying them for my Kindle. I like the Juveniles and early novels best. My favorite is “Door Into Summer”.

      I have read all of Asimov. My favorite, I think, is Second Foundation – the best of the foundation books. The later foundation sequels were not very good. I liked all of his early stuff and the Robot Stories.


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I started reading Science Fiction in the 1950s. I started Writing SF in the 1960s. Then, I had a life. Now I am retired, raising chickens and keeping bees. I am still an avid reader and I have sold about 70 stories in the last 20 years.
I have been collecting information about writing Science Fiction for many years now. Social media has replaced the Blog and large dedicated websites, so the pages here are mostly static. I update them from time to time.


Book Reviews

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