September 2011 Archives
(A)n integrated ramp capable of holding 1,200 lbs. with an anti-slip floor surface which is stored under the floor to not compromise interior space. The doorway is 36x56-inches to allow for easy entry. Inside, the van seats six people and wheelchair passengers can move inside the vehicle and sit in the front next to the driver.
(Note: The following review is of a POD book that's currently not available from the library's distributors. If you scroll down to the end of the post, you'll find information on where to get it.)
Pulp magazine fans like myself were thrilled when it was announced last year that author Will Murray was negotiating with the copyright holders of the classic pulp hero Doc Savage to write new stories based on the character. Doc Savage had been one of the most popular pulp heroes next to The Shadow and The Spider during his 1933-1949 run, written mostly by his creator Lester Dent (as "Kenneth Robeson", a pseudonym also used by ghostwriters who'd occasionally fill in for Dent on the series).
One of the all-time classic science fiction novels, Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination is a timeless, fast-paced and exciting thriller that, outwardly, looks like a action adventure thriller. But Bester manages to work in social satire and observations on various topics including faith (religious and other) as well.
It's the 25th century. Megacorporations run the Inner Planets (Earth, Venus, Mars, the Moon) and war is on the horizon between the IP and the Outer Planets (other inhabited/colonized planets).