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SpaceCowboyBooks

SpaceCowboyBooks

Joined May 2019

Reader, writer, bookshop owner, podcaster, publisher. http://spacecowboybooks.com
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Major Doctor Who score for the store today!

SupTeaReadBooks Sweet! 2d
BookwormAHN Fantastic 💙 2d
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Exiles to Glory | Jerry Pournelle
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And now for some Pournelle...

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The Stepford Wives | Ira Levin
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Loved this movie, finally found a copy of the book. So far the writing is not beautiful but the story moves quickly.

ElizaMarie I had been curious about this one 4d
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My Servant the Wind | Michael Butterworth
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Just started this one and it is intriguing so far. I love the new wave SF writers, can't believe I hadn't heard of Butterworth until now.

Becker Fantastic cover 11h
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Off for another adventure with the Strugatsky Brothers.

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I Rode A Flying Saucer | George Van Tassel
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Getting into some 50s weirdness from my neighborhood.

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The Philadelphia Experiment: Project Invisibility | Charles Berlitz, William Moore
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Getting in to a little conspiracy...

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Space Cowboy Books | Joshua Tree, CA (Bookstore)
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Audio science fiction podcast - Simultaneous Times Ep.21 is now streaming on your favorite podcast player. Featuring speculative poetry by Holly Lyn Walrath & science fiction by Jean-Paul Garnier.

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/spacecowboybooks

#sciencefiction #speculativepoetry #podcast

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Tales of Magic & Destiny: Twelve tales of fantasy | Maria Haskins, Tom Jolly, Tara Wood
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Very much looking forward to the Brent A. Harris story among others.

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I've only written a few fantasy stories but I think I'll have to write more after reading this one.

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Space Cowboy Books | Joshua Tree, CA (Bookstore)
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Love audio dramas? Simultaneous Times ep.20 is now streaming on your favorite podcast players. Featuring stories by Jean-Paul Garnier & Frank Slater with music by Phog Masheeen & RedBlueBlackSilver.
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/spacecowboybooks

#sciencefiction #podcast #audiodrama #audiofiction

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Ready to break the time barrier!

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Taking a short break from science fiction to read this book. A Canticle for Leibowitz got me inspired to read some early Christian text.

rwmg I'll be interested to hear what you think 2mo
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Poetics | Aristotle
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Essential reading for all dramatist.

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Space Cowboy Books | Joshua Tree, CA (Bookstore)
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Love audio fiction? Simultaneous Times Ep.19 is now streaming: featuring speculative fiction radio plays by Julie Carpenter & Gabriel Hart. Available in itunes, spotify, googleplay etc. https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/spacecowboybooks/episodes/2019-09-15T00_09_31...

#audiofiction #speculativefiction #sciencefiction #radioplay #podcast

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A Canticle for Leibowitz | Walter M. Miller, Jr.
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Loving it so far!

SpaceCowboyBooks One of the best books I've read in a while. 2w
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Rocket Ship Galileo | Robert A. Heinlein
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Listening to Rocket Ship Galileo read by Spider Robinson.

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Space Cowboy Books | Joshua Tree, CA (Bookstore)
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My little bookshop in Joshua Tree, CA. Come visit if you're in town.

Novelista71 It‘s beautiful... I‘d spend ages looking around, next time I‘m stateside... Brit with US relatives... 3mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff That is just gorgeous! ❤️ 3mo
SpaceCowboyBooks Thanks! 3mo
AmyRebecca Looks great!! 2mo
VioletBramble So colorful! 2mo
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Brushing up on Heinlein for my next lecture at the Bijou Theater.
#sciencefiction
#heinlein

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Space Cowboy Books | Joshua Tree, CA (Bookstore)
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Simultaneous Times Ep.18 is now live. Sci-fi & Fantasy audio plays by D.J. Butler & Susan Rukeyser w/ music by RedBlueBlackSilver & Phog Masheeen. Listen on all your favorite podcast players.
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/spacecowboybooks
#podcast
#sciencefiction
#fantasy

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The Starry Rift | James Tiptree, Jr.
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Finally found some Tiptree, can't wait to read this one.

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My View of the World | Erwin Schrodinger
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For a short book this is a dense read with some interesting speculations on the nature of consciousness.

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Reading the best in speculative poetry.
#poetry #sfpa

SpaceCowboyBooks Any SFPA memeber here? 4mo
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Total Recall | Piers Anthony
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Adaptation of an adaptation. How bad could it be? How good could it be?
#sciencefiction #movietiein

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Pro | Gordon R. Dickson
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Only a few chapters in but it's a fun schlocky read so far.

Smrloomis That cover is awesome 😂 4mo
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Space Cowboy Books | Joshua Tree, CA (Bookstore)
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Usually my book reviews are too long to post here but the full reviews can be read on my website. Updated regularly. http://spacecowboybooks.blogspot.com/p/book-reviews.html?m=1 #bookreviews #sciencefiction

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All My Sins Remembered | Joe Haldeman
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And now onto Joe Haldeman. I hope it lives up to the last book I read. Ted Chiang's Stories of Your Life and Others was so good that I feel like I'm going to disappointed by the next few books I read.

RamsFan1963 This is one of my all time favorite books!! I've recommended it several times to people just beginning to dip their toes in the sci-fi genre. I hope you enjoy it. 5mo
SpaceCowboyBooks Thanks @RamsFan1963 I'll let you know what I think in a few days. 5mo
SaraFair Gonna try it! There are lots of Haldeman options at my local used bookstore. I just keep grabbing Heinlein. Lol. 5mo
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SpaceCowboyBooks @SaraFair Can't go wrong with Heinlein. So far this one is pretty good. You might also like Scalzi's Old Man's War. 5mo
SaraFair I LOVED Old Man‘s War and went crazy reading all but the last one of the series! I want to try other Scalzi too, but did not care for Redshirts. Suggestions? 5mo
SpaceCowboyBooks @SaraFair If you dig militaristic space opera the Hellhole trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson was pretty good. 5mo
SaraFair I have just been on your website and I will be using it a lot I see! I can probably go crazy at the local used bookstore now. I didn‘t really think of Old Mans War as militaristic, I loved the part about getting a new body with the same brain and also learning about a book‘s aliens. I also loved the Sparrow and Ancillary Justice. 👍🏻👍🏻 5mo
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The Diagnosis: A Novel | Alan Lightman
Mehso-so

Somewhat enjoyable but a tedious read.

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Space Cowboy Books | Joshua Tree, CA (Bookstore)
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Simultaneous Times science fiction podcast Ep.17 now streaming on your favorite podcast player. https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/spacecowboybooks #sciencefiction #podcast #audiofiction #radiodrama #radioplay #scifi #speculativepoetry #speculativefiction

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Only 2 stories into the book but I already love it. Wonderfully original ideas!

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I loved this collection, but I did get tired of reading the words “foetus” and “megafoetus” in that one story. 5mo
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The Evolution Man | Roy Lewis
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Currently reading this scifi satire.
#sciencefiction #humor

Bookwomble I've got a copy of this tbr - how're you finding it so far? 5mo
SpaceCowboyBooks @Bookwomble Just finished it. It was a fun easy read, kinda silly. Not amazing but good. 5mo
Bookwomble Not amazing but good isn't the worst endorsement! I'l give it a go at some point 😃 5mo
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Looking forward to this one from one of my favorite authors, the amazing and dark JG Ballard.

SpaceCowboyBooks Hi @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I haven't read Empire of the Sun yet but I have read many of his books and he's one of my favorite authors. 5mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk It‘s his autobiography about his childhood separated from his parents in Japan-occupied China and it is BRUTAL. Little Christian Bale plays young Ballard in the movie too. 5mo
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Just started Station Eleven. Will let you know what I think as I get further into it.

Megabooks Best. Book. Ever. Seriously 5mo
IamIamIam @Megabooks DITTO!!! I listened to this and really need it in print! 😍😍😍 5mo
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Finally reading Kindred. Loving it so far, difficult to put down. #sciencefiction

SpaceCowboyBooks Holy moly this book is getting dark. 6mo
Reggie Oof, this book made me realize what the true horrors of slavery were. This book is one of my new all time favorites. 6mo
Nute I hope you stuck with reading this book. It deserves the accolades it has received! 2mo
SpaceCowboyBooks @Nute I did, it was amazing. 2mo
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Eye for Eye | Orson Scott Card, Lloyd Biggle, Jr.
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Not my favorite of Card's books but I still really enjoyed the audiobook during a long drive.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Stefan Rudnicki! That dude has a great voice. I listened to him narrate 5mo
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Future Anthropology | Jean-Paul L. Garnier
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Woohoo! Future Anthropology, my book of science fiction poems has been nominated for the Elgin Award. Given for the best speculative poetry book of the year. It's a great honor to be nominated and to have the introduction of the book by Bryan Thao Worra. If you are an SFPA member please download consider Future Anthropology for your vote. #sfpa #speculativepoetry #elgin #elginaward

Reggie Congrats!!! 6mo
Nute Right on! 2mo
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Space Cowboy Books | Joshua Tree, CA (Bookstore)
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Simultaneous Times science fiction podcast episode #16 featuring short stories by Julie Carpenter & Anastasia Wasko. https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/spacecowboybooks #sciencefiction #scifi #podcast #radioplay #radiodrama #shortstories #audiofiction

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Deeper than the Darkness | Gregory Benford
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Reading Greg Benford's Deeper Than the Darkness. Started off kind of slow but now it's starting to get interesting. #sciencefiction #scifi

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The Stars My Destination | Alfred Bester
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Thinking about reading this one next. I've heard that it's wonderful but I'm not sure if I should read this or Demolished Man first. #sciencefiction

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Slan: A Novel | A. E. van Vogt
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Finally reading Slan by A.E. van Vogt and loving it so far!

LisaMorr I read that this year too and loved it! What made you pick it up and read it now? 6mo
SpaceCowboyBooks @LisaMorr I recently gave a lecture on the history of Pulp Fiction and realized that this book was a gap in my knowledge, had been meaning to read van Vogt for a while. I'm dedicating most of this year to reading authors I haven't read yet. 6mo
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Giving a talk on the history of Pulp Fiction last night at Bijou Cinema before the screening of The Thing From Another World. #sciencefiction #pulpfiction #scifi #history

rretzler Love the story! One of my favorites. The film with Kurt Russell wasn‘t bad either. 6mo
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Who Goes There? | John Campbell
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I'll be giving a talk on Pulp Fiction before this screening of The Thing From Another World. #sciencefiction #pulpfiction #movienight #scifi

Geeklet I love the movies based on that story so much. There‘s supposed to be a full novel coming out soon. I kickstarted it and I hope it‘ll ship soon. 6mo
SpaceCowboyBooks @Geeklet Thanks for the tip, hadn't heard about that yet. 6mo
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Darwin's Radio | Greg Bear
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Does anyone recommend this book? I love Greg Bear and am thinking of reading this one next. Blood Music is one of my favorite novels.

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Space Cowboy Books | Joshua Tree, CA (Bookstore)
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Just picked up this gem but couldn't find it in the database here. Circa 1975.

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Space Cowboy Books | Joshua Tree, CA (Bookstore)
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Do you love audio fiction? Check out Simultaneous Times science fiction podcast. Available on itunes, spotify, googleplay and all of your favorite podcast players. Would love to know what you think. #sciencefiction #podcast #scifi #audiofiction

BethM Is this serialized? I love sci-fi! 6mo
SpaceCowboyBooks It's not a seriel, stand alone short stories. New episode the 15th of each month. Interviews with the authors and musicians the 1st of every month. 6mo
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Echo of Creation | Jean-Paul L Garnier
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I wrote this one. Does anyone know how to add a pic to the database? #sciencefiction #scifi

rretzler I don‘t think we can add them, I think the system goes through and adds covers to most books periodically but for some reason some books don‘t get updated. 6mo
SpaceCowboyBooks Got it, thanks. 6mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗👏🏻 6mo
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Hilarious novel by local Joshua Tree speculative fiction author Jon Christopher. In the vein of Vonnegut and Robbins. #jonchristopher #humor

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Latest issue of Desert Oracle. I highly recommend these minibooks as well as their podcast. Southwest folklore and facts.

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I always love Ballard and this one was no exception. The middle class rise up in a dada revolution against themselves. #ballard

Nute Yes! Much love for High-Rise by Ballard. I think his work is underrated. Stacking this! 2mo
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Stranger in a Strange Land | Robert A. Heinlein
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One of my favorites. Of all things he predicted televangelism in this one. #sciencefiction #Heinlein