Masked Filers Read SFF:
Love Bites

Masked Filer Kevin Hogan is reading Ry Herman’s Love Bites. Kevin’s original ambition was to get into the other series but it’s all good —

I left this out when I wasn’t reading it, but not one of the cats wanted to sleep on it.  


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Masked Filers Reading SFF:
The Light Brigade

That’s Lis Carey behind the mask —

Reading The Light Brigade, on my Kindle. Okay, so you can’t tell, from looking at the back of my Kindle, but that and audiobooks are how I get my reading done these days.


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Masked Filers Reading SFF:
The Iron Dragon’s Mother

Chip Hitchcock reads Michael Swanwick’s The Iron Dragon’s Mother beside a family heirloom. Chip says the photo was —

— Taken in front of a bookcase my father made at Los Alamos, probably during one of their long, isolated winters.

(And if you magnify enough you can admire Chip’s C.J. Cherryh hardcover collection!)


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Masked Filers Don’t Sleep on SFF: Physicians of Vilnoc

It’s not easy to come up with a pet photo that isn’t qualified for either of File 770’s meme series but Contrarius rose to the challenge:

Doesn’t fit your pet series because no sff AND no mask, but I couldn’t resist sharing anyway. She is but one of many chicks getting too big for their brooders in my house right now, and yesterday she figured out how to break out and decided that she was a person. Visited me yesterday and today, so today I took a pic. Tried to get one of her sitting beside my Kindle Fire with the cover of Physicians of Vilnoc on the screen, but I couldn’t get the cover to show in the pic and she didn’t really appreciate all the maneuvering. So here she is, just being a lap chicken. 😉

Sadly, she’s a very bad example of her breed (cream Brabanter). But I’m not holding it against her!


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Masked Filers Reading SFF:
The Green Hornet

Chris Barkley says, “Let’s roll, Kato!”

So, when I first started wearing a mask a few weeks ago, I could not stop thinking about one of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s best known compositions, “The Flight of the Bumblebee”, which was also adapted and famously used as the theme music for the radio and television versions of The Green Hornet.

When I was gifted with a black mask by a relative, I made it a priority to buy a classic patch and sew it on myself. 

I get a few off looks but that’s ok. When I put it on along with my fedora and jacket, I feel like the outlaw vigilante I was always meant to be…

“The Green Hornet! He matches wits with racketeers and saboteurs, risking his life so that criminals and enemy spies will feel the weight of the law by the sting of the Green Hornet!”


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Masked Filers Reading SFF:
The Last Hero

Anthony proudly explains:

I have a new 3d printer and time on my hands!

While he reads Terry Pratchett’s The Last Hero, his dual-purpose mask filters air and makes people want to maintain their social distance (at least).


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Masked Filers’ Cats Sleep on SFF: Stars Beyond by S.K. Dunstall

JJ’s cat does all the memes alongside a copy of Stars Beyond by S.K. Dunstall.

With everyone cooped up at home, people are coming up with novel ways of amusing themselves, and I’m no exception. I’m sure that you can guess just how the credential felt about this. No cats were harmed (affronted, yes, but not harmed) in the making of this meme. Treats were liberally applied following the photo session.


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