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Here are some reference pages that I often use:

Favourite Authors

There are really too many to name, but I will do a few (In no particular order)...

  • Cordwainer Smith. He died two years before I was born, but it is remarkable how his stories still resonate. If you can read "The Lady Who Sailed The Soul", and not shed a tear, then you are dead inside (And I am sorry for you).
  • Roger Zelazny. If you don't know Amber, then you should.
  • Emily Dickinson. The greatest poet that ever lived. (Hey, I heard that "What about Shakespeare?" comment! He is great, but I like Emily more.)
  • Stephen Vincent Benét. Have you ever read "John Brown's Body"? Don't you think you should? I never was a civil war buff (and still am not, truth be told), but it takes a master to tell the story such that you not only understand, but care.
  • Lois McMaster Bujold. Miles Vorkosigan is one of my favourite characters.
  • J.K.Rowling. I love the Harry Potter books.
  • David Brin. The Uplift stories are excellent. I love "Earth" too.
  • Neil Gaiman. American Gods is most excellent.
  • John Scalzi. His Old Man's War series is very good.
  • Charles Stross. I love his Laundry Files series. And everything else that he does.
  • Peter Watts. Blindsight is very good.

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Business Pages

  • Corn Belt Energy is my electric provider.
  • My cell phone is from Verizon too. I had a phone from Sprint before, but they did not have good coverage.
  • I have had a membership with The Science Fiction Book Club ever since I started getting a paycheck.
  • I use to always used to buy my computers at Gateway 2000. However, their customer service has been so horrible that I am not doing that anymore. Actually, I would not care if they did have horrible customer service save for the fact that I had to call them because of problems. Dell, here I come!

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