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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Masked Filers Reading SFF: Exhalation

Steve Wright is actually reading two books – that’s why he needs to keep his hair out of both eyes.

I’m reading Ted Chiang’s Exhalation collection (for the 2020 Hugos) and Leigh Brackett’s The Nemesis from Terra (or “Shadow Over Mars” for the Retros), and quite impossible to hide the fact that I seriously need a haircut.

(Say, if he’s shaggy, where’s Scooby?)


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Masked Filers Reading SFF: Hella

Steve Davidson – remind me, what’s that magazine he’s affiliated with? – is the first on his block to see these fine new pages:

Books don’t make for good masks, but this soon-to-be-released novel from David Gerrold is a great read!

Comes out June 16, 2020


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Masked Filers Reading SFF:
Time Master

Joe H. keeps his mask on while rereading this long-time favorite:

In the Before Times I did the bulk of my reading when I was out and about, so for the past several years I was reading almost exclusively on my Kindle for portability and convenience.  Now that out and about no longer exists, I’ve taken the opportunity to go back to some of my old paperbacks.  Louise Cooper’s Time Master trilogy was a favorite of mine back in the day; now I’m revisiting it for the first time in probably 25+ years and still enjoying it.


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Masked Filers Reading SFF: Network Effect

Who was that masked Murderbot reader? Lace — with the new release in one hand and a prior story in the other.

Being fortunate enough to have an employer who’s treating us very well, and a WFH-able job, I decided to use some of the money I’m not spending on gas for instant gratification and valuable sanity points. Re-reading the novellas first.


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