Author Archives: maryjorabe

About maryjorabe

retired librarian, science fiction fan and writer

Update on Publications, Summer 2021

It’s long since time for me to mention the stories that magazines and anthologies have been kind enough to publish, and so I’ll indulge in a walk down publishing memory lane. More or less in reverse order, here are my … Continue reading

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Oskar Saier: In memoriam et ad honorem, ein fantastisches Buch!

Ich schreibe wirklich nicht viele Buchrezensionen, aber manchmal gefällt mir ein Buch so gut, dass ich mein Urteil nicht für mich behalten kann. „Oskar Saier. In memoriam et ad honorem“ von Wolfgang Sauer ist ein solches Buch. Erzbischof Dr. Oskar … Continue reading

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Wonderful Ravens

I don’t write many book reviews, but sometimes I just like the book so much that I want to talk about it. Today the book is Beneath Raven’s Wing. Beneath Raven’s Wing by Vonnie Winslow-Crist Beneath Raven’s Wing is a … Continue reading

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Another wonderful Doodle book

“Ill-Served”, the number seven in Susan J. Kroupa’s delightful series of Doodle mysteries, successor to “Bed-Bugged”, “Out-Sniffed”, “Dognabbed”, “Bad-Mouthed”, “Ruff-Housed”, and “Mis-Chipped”, is absolutely wonderful! It’s entertaining, thoughtful, informative, and a book you can’t put down whether you are eight … Continue reading

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My publications

It’s long since time for me to mention the stories that magazines and anthologies have been kind enough to publish in the past months. “Taking Care of Business” is a science fiction story I wrote for Dean Wesley Smith’s “Write … Continue reading

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Book Review Tule Fog Tales, Issue One

Hoping to reactivate my blog, I have another book review to post. I don’t write many reviews, but sometimes I like a book well enough. Tule Fog Tales, Issue One Lyndon Perry’s collection of speculative short stories, published by Tule … Continue reading

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Sodoma: In the Closet of the Vatican. Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy, by Frédéric Martel

I really, really don’t have time to write any book reviews at the moment, but sometimes books are so good that I can’t keep my reaction to myself. This book is excellent; I will remain eternally grateful to my friend … Continue reading

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Mis-Chipped ― Another fantastic read

Again, I really don’t have time to write book reviews at the moment, but sometimes the books are too good, and I can’t stop myself. “Mis-Chipped”, the number six in the delightful series of Doodle mysteries, successor to Susan J. … Continue reading

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Dr. Christian Heß: Max Josef Metzger

Ich schreibe nicht viele Buchbesprechungen, weil ich einfach die Zeit dafür nicht nehmen will. Aber manchmal gefällt mir ein Buch so gut, dass ich meine Gedanken doch verbreiten möchte. Also, meine Gedanken zu: Christian Heß: “Ohne Christus, ohne tiefstes Christentum … Continue reading

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Rest in peace, Dr. Bechtold.

There are many wonderful tributes to Dr. Otto Bechtold. for example (all in German): from Father Wolfgang Sauer, http://www.wosauer.de/Gedenken_Otto_Bechtold.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2huHRK3Q9CLWIj0Ex7EdxI_na-dTAzMzFpApvbWIyy6zoO3UX4AdRydpc from the Archdiocese of Freiburg, https://www.ebfr.de/html/aktuell/aktuell_aktuell_u.html?&m=19718&artikel=105212&cataktuell=955 from the Konradsblatt (weekly diocesan magazine of the Archdiocese of Freiburg), https://www.konradsblatt.de/html/aktuell/aktuell_aktuell_u.html?&m=25180&cataktuell=&artikel=105229&stichwort_aktuell=&default=true My thoughts, on … Continue reading

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