"Once confined to fantasy and science fiction,3) OUT OF THEIR MINDS (1970) . . . Becky, our children's book buyer pointed out a great parody of The Giving Tree (9780060256654) 16.99. The Taking Tree (9781442407633) 16.99 is the first children's book that has made me laugh out loud (LOL) in a long time. If Ayn Rand of Atlas Shrugged (9780451191144) 9.99 fame had written a kid's book, this would have been it. In fact, we could take our time machine, swing by 1930 or so, and whisk Ayn off to our Pleistocene colony before she could write any of her books . . .
time travel is now simply an engineering problem . . ."
--Michio Kaku, Wired Magazine
4) SPECIAL DELIVERANCE (1982) . . . Also, if I could go back in time, I would love to see Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawk enforcer Bobby Probert beat the crap out of opposing hockey players. Alas, Mr. Probert passed away this past summer, but not before he finished his autobiography Tough Guy (9781600785627) 24.95. Bobby, you will be missed . . .
Odds & Sods
GLiBA was this weekend and it was great to see all my old friends. Blue Balliet, author of The Danger Box (9780439852098) 16.99 was one of the featured luncheon authors. I hadn't realized that her book dealt with Charles Darwin's missing notebooks. We also have signed copies of her book available . . .
My favourite was author Paul Clemens, who sat next to me at the luncheon and wrote Made in Detroit (9781400075966) 13.95. It was a Great Lakes Book Award winner in 2005. His new book, Punching Out (9780385521154) 24.95 isn't due out until January, but I do have a limited amount of ARCs if anyone is interested . . .