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What's the last non-Trek book you've read?

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And again a classic and a modern novella from the series:

"Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Moaning Cave" by William Arden. Another pretty cool classic. :)

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And modern novella #181: "Die drei ??? -- Das Kabinett des Zauberers" (="The Magician's Cabinet") by André Marx from 2015.

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Many modern novellas stray further away from the original formula of the classics, but not so this one. The story about a magician is very much in line with the kinds of ideas the classic novellas featured. And again, Marx showed his pretty good writing skills, IMO.

 

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"Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Blazing Cliffs" by M. V. Carey -- another classic:

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Yay! UFOs! :laugh:

As usual in this series, the UFOs turn out to be fake in the end, a scam to rob a millionaire -- but it's pretty cool aliens play a role at all! I already loved this story as a kid, because of that.

Again, M. V. Carey shows that among the classic authors, she has a knack for weird Californian characters. This time, the "robber Barron" millionaire scared of government, anarchists and collapse of the financial system, with his wife in the UFO cult. Great stuff! :thumbup:

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Probably my last for a while, I finished up the second and final Volume of Fourth Doctor DWM strips. A few characters or minor plot points where hinted at in this Volume which came into play during the Fifth and Sixth Doctor's runs on the strip. There were enjoyable stories in here, but on the whole I think they were just finding their feet with the strip right before the Fifth Doctor took over. 

I think I need a break from the Magazine strips though. I was kinda slogging my way through these Fourth Doctor strips. I just wanted to wrap up his era. Someday maybe I will give the Seventh Doctor strips a go, but he was im the strip for a while (1987 right up to 1996), and I understand it is kind of a messy run, from its eary days while he was still on TV, to its messy continuity with the Virgin books, and eventually its anandoning that continuity in favor of starting fresh...so I am a little reluctant to dive into that right now. 

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currently reading zero G co written by William shatner and jeff rovin

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