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Old 01-21-2013, 05:50 AM   #15386
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Sixth Column by Robert A. Heinlein.
Also known as "The Day After Tomorrow" (thanks, alansplace), and I think I have read it under that title, but a vey long time ago.

It's Heinlein's first novel, on an outline by John W Campbell. An interesting early work, but definitely with its roots in the pulp super-science era. I enjoyed it, but perhaps more for the Heinlein insights rather than the story itself.

Next, another random selection from the TBR pile: Spaceman Blues by Brian Francis Slattery. This is a freebie from Tor. I abandon it after 10%. It is being written in a pretentious present tense style that is getting right up my nose, and the story is not interesting enough to put up with that. If I had read the Amazon description "literary retro-pulp science-fiction-mystery-superhero novel" I probably would not be starting it.

Next up: A freebie (no longer free) from BookViewCafe: Starfarers by Vondra N. McIntyre.
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