Sunday, October 30, 2005

SF Read of the Week

I found it in the back of a neighbor’s garage. They were retiring and moving to Florida, and they’d put most of their stuff up for sale rather than pay to ship it south.

I was eleven years old, and I was looking for a Tarzan book, or maybe one of Clarence Mulford’s Hopalong Cassidy epics, or perhaps (if my mother was looking the other way) a forbidden Mickey Spillane novel. I found them, too–and then the real world intruded. They were 50 cents each (and a whole dollar for Kiss Me Deadly), and all I had was a nickel.

As promised, this week's installment of the RotW is the winner of the 2005 Hugo Award - "Travels With My Cats" by Mike Resnick (late, I know - but what are you gonna do). Enjoy.

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