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I liked sci fi way back in the 50s and 60s...Heinlein and similar....then the sci fi folks went off into spells and magic and other stuff that totally lost me.

I loved Tom Clancy's first book - Hunt for Red October...right to the point, no 'required' love story, and 3 sub themes. It was all right on the subject, and full of good technical info......then , it seemed that he fell into the trap that you need 500 pages filled with 3 or more sub plots, at least one romance along the way...just to fill the pages to justify a $9.99 selling price for the softcover edition, and $39.99 for the hardcover edition. I gave up after the first book...no sense wading through 400 extra pages of crap.

I read all the Sue Grafton mystery novels.....most were excellent...then she got into major flashbacks and you got lost chapter after chapter as some were flashbacks and others weren't and it got real confusing especially if you didn't read it all in one setting...and it too went to 300 pages with 1/3rd of them now crap.

So I stick mainly to magazines...read about 3 weeklies plus about 8 others that come monthly from Pop Science to 3 radio magazines to American Rifleman ......plus college mags.....got more than enough to read...

then there's the internet with the UK papers on line....good stuff...

and the WSJ daily...

I'm busy enough


t.
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