Pixel Scroll 2/11/19 Pixels With The Scroll Numbers Filed Off

(1) TOP 100 SF BOOKS. Reedsy Discovery is back with the counterpart to its fantasy list — “The 100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time”.  This one arranges the titles in chronological order and I found myself zooming through, checking off one after another, when suddenly it was like I dropped off a cliff. I ended with only 43/100 read. (So it was hardly worthwhile to cheat and add another two titles I started and never finished.)

Whether you read sci-fi for its ability to speculate how technology will change our lives, or if you enjoy how its authors use it to hold a mirror up to modern society, you’ll find some of your favorite books (and hopefully, a few titles you’ve never read before) in our chronological list of the 100 best sci-fi books of all time.

(2) ON THE TRAIL. There’s a high-concept title for you — The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot. And it stars Sam Elliott.

Since WWII, Calvin Barr has lived with the secret that he was responsible for the assassination of Adolf Hitler. Now, decades later, the US government has called on him again for a new top-secret mission. Bigfoot has been living deep in the Canadian wilderness and carrying a deadly plague that is now threatening to spread to the general population. Relying on the same skills that he honed during the war, Calvin must set out to save the free world yet again.

(3) SUPERNATURAL FLAVOR. “‘Hellboy’ to Get 6 Limited Edition Beers for 25th Anniversary”The Hollywood Reporter has the story. The official launch of the Hellboy beer will take place during an as-yet-undisclosed March 15 event as part of Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle.

Six flavors will be released in editions of 666 starting in March.

What better way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy than to enjoy a drink in his honor? The answer is clear: enjoying one of six exclusive Hellboy beers, brewed by Oregon’s Gigantic Brewing to mark the character’s birthday.

Each of the six beers will be released in a limited edition of 666, with release windows of approximately seven weeks beginning in March to coincide with “Hellboy Day,” Dark Horse Comics’ March 23 celebration of the character’s 25th anniversary. Each release will have a flavor profile based on a specific character from the mythology built around the long-running comic character, launching with March’s “Hellboy,” obviously; that beer is described as “maple syrup pancake beer” by Gigantic Brewing.

Subsequent releases will be Liz Sherman (Mole Chili Stout), Johann Kraus (Citrus Wit Beer), Abe Sapien (Indigo Blue Fruit Ale), Blood Queen (Cranberry Yuzu Sour) and Trevor Bruttenholm (British Barleywine). Each beer, with the exception of the Trevor Bruttenholm, is 6.66% ABV; Trevor is a stronger 9.99%.

(4) HERE’S WHAT’S IN THE LTUE BENEFIT ANTHOLOGY. Trace the Stars, a benefit anthology for Life, the Universe, & Everything, the annual science fiction and fantasy symposium in Provo, Utah, will be released Thursday by Hemelein Publications and LTUE Press. The editors are Joe Monson and Jaleta Clegg. Cover art by Kevin Wasden. All of the stories were donated by the authors in support of the symposium’s mission to educate and train new authors and artists.

Trace the Stars is a space opera and hard science fiction anthology created in memory of Marion K. “Doc” Smith, the founding faculty advisor to Life the Universe, & Everything. All proceeds from sales of the anthology will go to support LTUE in allowing students to attend for a greatly reduced price.

Contents

(5) THE NEIL CLARKE FOUR: Over at Featured Futures, Jason has updated the “Collated Contents of the Year’s Bests (2018 Stories, Links” so that it now has collation. Strahan and Clarke’s ToCs are combined and the available stories are linked.

Welcome to the third annual linked collation of annuals or “year’s bests.” As the contents of the Afsharirad, BASFF, Clarke, Datlow, Guran, Horton, Shearman/Kelly, and Strahan science fiction, fantasy, and horror annuals are announced, they will be combined into one master list with links to the stories which are available online. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy some of them and that will help you decide which annual or annuals, if any, to purchase.

(6) THE FIRST MONTH’S FIRST-CLASS STORIES: Jason also has compiled the latest list of fiction which fascinated him in “Month in Review: January 2019” at Featured Futures.

This is a slightly re-titled and graphically enhanced version of what used to be the “Monthly Summation” and marks the first month of the two-tiered review system in which eight magazines are fully reviewed and twelve are selectively reviewed. This installment looks back on 96 stories of 502K words which produced just four recommendations and seven honorable mentions. It also includes links to the thirteen relevant reviews and the seven other January articles.

(7) TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS.

[Compiled by Cat Eldridge.]

  • Born February 11, 1908 Tevis Clyde Smith. He’s a curious story indeed as he collaborated on three short stories with Robert E. Howard. Those stories are “Red Blades of Black Cathay”, “Diogenes of today” and “Eighttoes makes a play”. ISFDB suggests that he might have written other short stories and poetry. Anyone encounter these? (Died 1984.)
  • Born February 11, 1926 Leslie Nielsen. I know the comic, bumbling fool who delighted generations of film goers. But his first starring role was as Commander John J. Adams in one of the finest SF films of all time Forbidden Planet. I am most decidedly not a fan of his later films but I think he’s brilliant here. (Died 2010.)
  • Born February 11, 1939 Jane Yolen, 80. She loves dark chocolate. That I know as I just sent her some a few weeks ago. She wrote me into a novel as a character, an ethnomusicologist in One-Armed Queen to be precise in exchange for finding her a fairytale collection she wanted. Don’t remember now what it was other than it was very old and very rare. My favorite book by her is The Wild Hunt, and I love that she financed the production of Boiled in Lead’s Antler Dance which her son Adam Stemple was lead vocalist on. 
  • Born February 11, 1953 – Wayne Hammond, 66. He’s married to fellow Tolkien scholar Christina Scull. Together they’ve done some of the finest work on him that’s been done including J. R. R. Tolkien: Artist and IllustratorThe Lord of the Rings: A Reader’s CompanionThe Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book and The J. R. R. Tolkien Companion and Guide
  • Born February 11, 1982 Natalie Dormer, 37. Best known as being in Game of Thrones as Margaery Tyrell as I’m more in the fact that she was in Elementary over three seasons as both Jamie Moriarty and Irene Adler. Anyone here watch this series? I’ve not but this sounds fascinating! 

(8) COMICS SECTION.

  • The colleagues of a suspicious-looking trooper wonder what he’s been up to at Brewster Rockit.

(9) TO INFINITY AND BEYOND. Where do you keep the Infinity Stones between Marvel movies? Apparently Cate Blanchett owns them—or at least knows who to borrow them from (BuzzFeed: “Cate Blanchett Basically Wore An Infinity Stones Necklace To The BAFTAs And People Made Jokes”).

(10) BOVINE DATING. BBC finds a “Tinder-style app for cows tries to help the meat market”.

So you think the dating scene is like a meat market? Well, wait till you hear about the latest matchmaking app.

Following the example of Tinder, UK farming start-up Hectare has launched its own equivalent for livestock and called it Tudder.

The app features data profiles of animals from 42,000 UK farms in an effort to help farmers find the perfect breeding partner for their cattle.

Farmers can view pictures of bulls or cows and swipe right to show interest.

Hectare Agritech, which also runs online grain marketplace Graindex, says its aim is “reinventing farm trading – and making farmers’ lives easier”.

(11) BUGS, MR RICO! But not as many as before: “Global insect decline may see ‘plague of pests'”.

A scientific review of insect numbers suggests that 40% of species are undergoing “dramatic rates of decline” around the world.

The study says that bees, ants and beetles are disappearing eight times faster than mammals, birds or reptiles.

But researchers say that some species, such as houseflies and cockroaches, are likely to boom.

The general insect decline is being caused by intensive agriculture, pesticides and climate change.

(12) ASK AGAIN, LATER. The new Spock spoke to SlashFilm (which they stylize as /Film): “Zachary Quinto Still Hopeful ‘Star Trek 4’ Will Happen Eventually”.

Here’s what Zachary Quinto had to say about the Star Trek 4 delay:

“I mean, it’s been a broad conversation that we’ve been having for a while in terms of what’s the future of the franchise. It’s in process so I don’t know exactly what to say other than there’s no plans for a movie happening at this moment.”

[…] “I would love to. I feel like it’s been an anchor of my creative life for the last over 10 years now so if I can go back to it, I’ll always be happy to. I love my Star Trek family so we’ll see how it goes.”

(13) WHAT’S OUT THERE. Looking for reviews to help make your reading decisions? Patricia Abbott’s blog has links to a week’s worth in the “Friday’s Forgotten Books, February 8, 2019” post.

  • Mark Baker. MURDER ON LENOX HILL, Victoria Thompson
  • Elgin Bleecker, CRIMES IN SOUTHERN INDIANA, Frank Bill 
  • Brian Busby, THE LISTENING WALLS, Margaret Millar
  • Kate Jackson/Cross/examining/crime, THE LETHAL SEX, John D. MacDonald 
  • Martin Edwards, THE PATON STREET CASE, John Bingham
  • Aubrey Nye Hamilton, BLACKSHIRT PASSES, Roderic Jeffries
  • Rich Horton, ANDROID AVENGER, by Ted White/THE ALTAR ON ASCONEL, by John Brunner
  • Jerry House, THE CITY by James Herbert; illustrated by Ian Miller; PRIDE OF BAGHDAD by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Niko Henrichon  
  • George Kelley, GO, LOVELY ROSE and THE EVIL WISH, Jean Potts 
  • Margot Kinberg, ARAB JAZZ, Karim Miske
  • Rob Kitchin, MOSKVA, Jack Grimwood
  • Kate Laity: PLOTTING AND WRITING SUSPENSE FICTION, Patricia Highsmith
  • B.V. Lawson, MURDER AMONG FRIENDS, Elizabeth Ferrars
  • Evan Lewis, CONAN OF VENARIUM, Harry Turtledove 
  • Steve Lewis, “When We Went to See the End of the World”, Robert Silverberg
  • Todd Mason, more of Wilma Shore’s short fiction: in THE NEW YORKER, FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION, STORY magazine, COSMOPOLITAN, GALAXY and others; Carol Emshwiller, Rest in Glory
  • J.F. Norris, DEATH ON THE OUTER SHOAL, Anne Fuller and Marcus Allen
  • Mike Lind/OnlyDetect, CLOUDS OF WITNESSES, Dorothy L Sayers
  • Matt Paust, ANATOMY OF A MURDER, Robert Traver
  • James Reasoner, LUST TYCOON, “J X Williams”
  • Richard Robinson, INTERSTELLAR PATROL, “Christopher Anvil” (Harry Crosby)
  • Gerard Saylor, CURSE OF THE BANE, Joseph Delany
  • Kevin Tipple, ZERO COOL, “John Lange” (Michael Crichton)
  • TomCat, SOMETHING WRONG AT CHILLERY, R. Francis Foster
  • TracyK, THE MIRROR CRACK’D, Agatha Christie

(14) WHO CAN REPLACE A ROBIN? Everybody’s a critic. BBC reports: “Disney fans mock Will Smith’s Genie in Aladdin”.

Disney granted everyone’s wish on Sunday when they finally gave a first look at Will Smith’s blue Genie in the new live action version of Aladdin.

Unfortunately many fans were not impressed with what they saw and were quick to say so on social media.

“It turns out that Will Smith’s Aladdin Genie will haunt my nightmares,” tweeted one user.

Another added: “I’ll never sleep again and it’s all Will Smith’s fault.”

Vice is even less kind: “Our Three Wishes Are All for Will Smith’s Genie in ‘Aladdin’ to Go Away”.

Disney dropped a new trailer for the live-action Aladdin movie on Sunday, finally giving us our first look at Will Smith’s Genie in action. For the love of all that is holy, please put him back in the lamp.

They saved the big Genie reveal for right at the very end of the minute-long clip like some cruel trick, presumably to lull us into a false sense of security with a few nice shots of Jafar and Jasmine and the Prince Ali parade or whatever. 

(15) IMAGINARY FOOD ON THE MENU. Digital brand Epicurious serves up a video of kids eating foods from famous children’s books… starting of course with a Seussian special (YouTube:Kids Try Famous Foods From Children’s Books”).

Watch as kids try and react to some of the most famous foods from children’s books, including Green Eggs and Ham, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Dragons Love Tacos, Winnie-the-Pooh, Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory, The Giant Jam Sandwich, The Gruffalo and The Monster Who Ate My Peas.

[Thanks to Joe Monson, JJ, Cat Eldridge, Martin Morse Wooster, Chip Hitchcock, Mike Kennedy, John King Tarpinian, Carl Slaughter, Jason, Todd Mason, and Andrew Porter for some of these stories. Title credit goes to File 770 contributing editor of the day Tom Becker.]

106 thoughts on “Pixel Scroll 2/11/19 Pixels With The Scroll Numbers Filed Off

  1. (1) I would have a higher score if it was a better list.

    (7) Tevis Clyde Smith. . . ISFDB suggests that he might have written other short stories and poetry. Am I missing a joke here? ISFDB lists many many more items by T C Smith.
    Jane Yolen — first encountered her when my son was very small, from her How Do Dinosaurs . . . books (which are illustrated by Mark Teague, who deserves just as much credit)

  2. 1) Who or what are Reedsy that I should take notice of them? Ah, an author-services outfit with a shiny front end and a taste for click-bait list-generators.

    As others have already noted, the temporal distribution of items is telling: almost half (#54 onward) are from 2000 to 2018. Remove the historical-ancestor outliers (Cavendish and Shelley) and that makes 52 items from the 105-year span that arguably contains the bulk of modern SF, and just two titles from 1900-1950. While making room for some quite strange candidates that I will not specify, since for taste there’s no accounting. (I peeked at Reedsy’s “Meet Our Team” page, and I suspect demographic/cultural skewing.)

    FWIW, I’ve been reading SF for more than sixty years and reviewing it for forty and counted just 26 from this list, though I have read unlisted titles by 13 listed writers.

    Oh, and 4): What exactly is going on with that cover illustration?

  3. (1) 33.5 (first half) + 17 (second half) = 50.5 total. (I’ll get to Dragonrider at some point….)

    I skimmed too quickly to read most of the descriptions but I did raise an eyebrow at the reference to Ninefox Gambit as “Winner of the 2016 Locus Awards”. That’s a funny way to say “2017 Locus Award for Best First Novel”.

  4. Russell Letson on February 12, 2019 at 10:42 am said:
    4): What exactly is going on with that cover illustration?

    Massive amounts of cultural-history references, for one thing, some of which will certainly not register with anyone who hasn’t had a class in art history/appreciation.

  5. (1) 30, not counting clockwork orange which i tried several times but couldn’t even finish the first chapter. And nobody knows why Embers sequel is on it, when there are clear omissions (but hey, The city&the city and Anathem!)

    re- Will Smith: Thankless job going after Robin Williams, but why do they make him blue anyway? They could have avoided the issue by doing a completely different look. Certain things look better as a cartoon – There is a reason they rarely show superheroes fly in the movies and often dont use their comic book outfits (xmen)

  6. (3) And this is why the Germans have beer purity laws, it’s a civilized nation. At least it’s a break from the local hops, hops, more hops, and dry hops beer style.

    Thoughts are with Andrew and his family.

  7. Cliff on February 12, 2019 at 7:16 am said:

    1) Only 21. I made it 3/4s of the way through Dhalgren…. Is Pandora’s Star really considered ‘one of the greatest triumphs of modern science fiction’?

    Taken as a whole (Pandora’s Star and Judas Unchained being one big book split in two) it is one of my all-time favorites.

  8. (1) 45/100. I know these lists will always have stuff on them that doesn’t make sense to me, but still I have to say… Watchers? OK, well, I do like dogs.

  9. 1) Sixty for me. Like OGH, I’ve read very nearly all of the first forty or so, and then my rate drops to about one in three.

  10. @1: I didn’t fall off quite as badly (58/100 that I’m solid on, nothing on Mt. Tsundoku — or likely to be given the quality of the later half), but I see what you mean. I may have gotten a few more due to Filers’ recommendations, but I’ve also read some dreadful stuff on that list (recommended by who-knows-who. or by some popular opinion); Amatka and The Giver and Hunger Games were all self-indulgent look-at-me-having-an-idea books. I wonder how many of the newer books will be on anyone’s list in a few years. A few seem possible — although I wonder whether Infomocracy will come to seem as quaintly off-axis as (e.g.) Things to Come does now.

    @7: I’m fond of some of Nielsen’s later work, possibly because I’m a sucker for slapstick — not to mention the great John Houseman cameo in The Naked Gun.

    @7 ctd: Yolen’s 80th will be celebrated at Boskone this weekend. So far I haven’t received any unusual requests; for her 75th I had to hang a pinata….

    @Jason: some good points and some possibles, but I’d leave Bova off the list; nice person, pedestrian writer.

    @JJ: Yeah. On a list of only 100 in a span covering 80 years, though, I think one Asimov and one Heinlein are sufficient. Possibly; the flaws of both seem to become more visible as they age. OTOH, 100/80 (actually 95/80) is only part of the ratio; the late end is 50/21 (cf @Robert Reynolds), which is an indication why more worthwhile old books were left off.

    @OGH: I agree with @gottacook and @Hampus; the list could do (and does) a lot worse than replacing The Stand with The Dead Zone, which passes by old criteria (~psi) and which you might have read. (I’m guessing they figured they had to include something King.)

  11. (1) I had 18 of the first 21, then finished with 26. Apparently I’ve been in a coma for the last 35 years.

  12. (1) 15/100, really thought I would score higher but tastes do indeed differ. Most of the listed just not my cup of tea, you know, not enough with spaceships on the cover.

    @Joe H, I would like to hear a review of your Cherryh re-read, have you written down any of your thoughts?

  13. Russell Letson: Who or what are Reedsy that I should take notice of them?

    They’re an outfit that has somebody who emails me these links, and knowing how Filers love to take on lists of “the best” I require little more encouragement than that to run them….

  14. Cliff on February 12, 2019 at 11:51 am said:

    @Darren – can’t say fairer than that ?

    FWIW, I tried reading Reality Disfunction when I first discovered it in MMPB, and didn’t like it. I don’t remember why I didn’t like it, but I may not have even finished it. Pandora’s Star/Judas Unchained , however, rank right up with The Hyperion Cantos and A Fire Upon the Deep in my list of favorite books (and has similarities to both.) Some very memorable characters, for instance Nigel Sheldon (read the near-perfect prologue of Pandora’s Star (the first page and a half here) to first meet him, among others) and one of the most interesting alien characters that I’ve seen.

  15. Mike–my opening remark was a rhetorical question and an incompetent attempt to echo Psalms 8:4, which I couldn’t quite recall accurately.

  16. I had 51/100. 25 were in the last 50 items in the list (last 20 years).

    I’ve got to say that a lot of those 51 I wouldn’t classify as the Best of anything, much less the Best of the Science Fiction Genre.

  17. (1) I’ve read 58 of them. And about a score of those, I find risible (Ender’s Shadow? Really?) choices for inclusion on the list.

    Very sorry to hear about your father, Andrew.

  18. Bill: (1) I would have a higher score if it was a better list.

    *gets out “Best Comment” medal* 🙂

    JJ: On a list of only 100 in a span covering 80 years, though, I think one Asimov and one Heinlein are sufficient. I can (reluctantly) let Ender’s Game pass, but Ender’s Shadow, too — surely they’re joking?

    Yeah, that’s actually true. On a list where authors aren’t limited to one title and Card has two, then there should be more of several authors but you’re right that it’d be better to restrict it to a single title if at all possible. (It’d still be almost impossible for me to pick between I, Robot and The Foundation Trilogy as well as The Past Through Tomorrow and a juvenile or Double Star or something, though. And, yes, omnibi might already be considered cheating.)

    gottacook: Flowers for Algernon, is even better in its earlier novelette form).

    Ay-men!

    Speaking of Mount Tsundoku, I’m kind of surprised that I only have four each from the two halves. If I scaled Mt.T, I’d still only have 41. (And, based on others’ comments, I feel fuller disclosure is required. I counted Dhalgren because I suffered for it, but I didn’t finish it. Nova is the Delany I’d pick. And I counted Her Smoke Rose Up Forever because I’ve read Tiptree’s first five collections (and two novels) which I assume accounts for most or all of that particular title which I haven’t actually read.)

    Since Downbelow Station has rightly gotten some love and 40K in Gehenna has been mentioned, I’ll make a pitch for the omnibus of The Faded Sun Trilogy. Surprised no one’s mentioned the Chanur or Morgaine books and much else, too.

    Chip Hitchcock: @7: I’m fond of some of Nielsen’s later work, possibly because I’m a sucker for slapstick

    I had the misfortune(?) of seeing Airplane, which is one of my all-time favorites, before Forbidden Planet which is part of what ruined the latter for me. I could only see him as Shirley.

    I’d leave Bova off the list; nice person, pedestrian writer.

    He may not always knock it out of the park, but I’m a big fan of The Kinsman Saga and Mars. (I’ve got quite the backlog, too – he’s a significant peak on the Mountain – so I hope to find more.)

  19. Jason on February 12, 2019 at 3:54 pm said:

    Can I also note that the novelization of Red Dwarf is fun and all … but “One Of The All Time Greatest Works of Science Fiction”? Uh … No.

    (Though I was pleased to see Station Eleven on the list – definitely a good one.)

  20. Oops. Re: Tiptree, that’s her first four collections and The Starry Rift. I thought that was her fifth, but it’s not.

  21. (1) 55/100. I’m not sure what to make of my score. There are some very good books on the list, and some very crummy ones. It’s … idiosyncratic.

    Andrew — best wishes.

    Thanks, Mike, for the chance to get my name in lights.

  22. Thanks Joe, that will give me something to read ’til I get home and back to Alliance Rising

  23. Andrew, my good wishes are belatedly on their way. I’ve been in that sort of situation, and it’s a weighty time. All I can add is: Don’t feel bad when you laugh with your family members in the middle of it all. Your heart will need some release, and I hope there are memories you’ll share that will trip that lever.

  24. Andrew, I hope it will be a good visit. I was very glad to have seen my father the week before he died, though in his case the timing was not anticipated. Hugs offered.

  25. @Jason (re Bova): tastes differ; I thought The Dueling Machine had its moments, but most of his attempts to be serious were just meh. I do like The Starcrossed; knowing some of the background may help, and it’s so unexpected after the watch-me-tell-a-joke of the Gremlin stories.

    @Andrew: may your last visit be a gift rather than a time of sorrow.

  26. I’ve never really understood the popularity of Dhalgren–and I say this as a huge Delany fan. While I did enjoy it, it’s one of the only books of his that I haven’t really ever wanted to revisit. It’s probably the least penetrable thing he ever wrote, and it’s increasingly dated (though for some, that may make it a sort of period piece). But I keep encountering people who rave about it. De gustibus, I guess.

    I usually recommend that people start with Nova, and/or the combined edition of Babel-17 and Empire Star. I think the novella Empire Star, in particular, is an underrated gem. Light and humorous, but with serious undertones that make it more than a throwaway, and just enough bizarre twistedness to make you have to engage your brain at some point. It’s sneakily subversive, and I love that. 🙂

    I wouldn’t call those the best Delany, but they’re good, and, unlike some of his stuff, quite accessible.

  27. I’ve read 86 of the 100 books on that list. Some were very good, some were not very good. It’d definitely not be my own top 100 best ever though. I hadn’t read the one from the 1600s or even heard of four of the more recent ones.

  28. Xftr:

    I’ve never really understood the popularity of Dhalgren–and I say this as a huge Delany fan. While I did enjoy it, it’s one of the only books of his that I haven’t really ever wanted to revisit. It’s probably the least penetrable thing he ever wrote, and it’s increasingly dated (though for some, that may make it a sort of period piece)

    Perhaps it’s just that I read it at the right time–my golden age of science fiction went through my late teens–but I find it one of the most memorable books I’ve ever read. There are long passages grooved into my brain. And it felt very much like what it was like for me to be alive at that time. If it’s a period piece, it’s so in more ways than one.

  29. I really really tried with Dhalgren. This was back before I decided life was too short to persevere with books I wasn’t getting on with. But I just couldn’t do it. I did like Babel 17, though, and his story in Dangerous Visions.

    @JJ I’ll do my best! In the meantime, here she is looking cute:

    https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipOgCDsY8_fVTQrNr2r3dguU2rdcux-w9P87Q0d3

    @Darren. Thanks for the links. I read the first, but I guess it’s really not my sort of thing. That being said, I was hugely into Hyperion back in the day.

  30. Thank you all for the kind words. I made it to my father’s hospital bed in time to say goodbye; he had been holding on in great pain until then, and now is at peace.

    I agree with the fans of “Elementary” – I find the representation of Sherlock Holmes in this much closer to my idea of Sherlock than the Cumberbatch version. Johnny Lee Miller’s Sherlock can be arrogant and offputting, but he is deeply passionate about justice, cares for his friends, and apologizes sincerely for his mistakes.

    @Russell Letson: Who is Reedsy that we art mindful of him? And the List of Reedsy that we attend it?

  31. 1) 41 of 100 for me.

    The UX designer in me is really annoyed that they use a specific way of listing these (this time chronological, last time alphabetical) but then they assign them numbers as well. They look ranked, but they’re in fact, not ranked.

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