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I have read most of the short stories and books produced by the Top 80-100 authors in the SF field, as well as more obscure authors such as Robert Sheckley, and can answer any queries regarding author, title or theme of a science fiction short story(or novel). I can also answer questions on the history and influence of Science Fiction past to present, as well as on specific SF genres such as Cyberpunk,Golden Age SF, H G Wells-style scientific romances etc. I do not answer questions about books/stories set in the Fantasy genre.

Sue Kayton

Engineer who has read thousands of science fiction books and short stories. Can recommend stories on specific subjects and comment on technical feasibility. Especially good at older out-of-print books and authors.

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2016-07-21 Can't remember the title of the short story:

sorry,  never read this one.  the closest I can think of is Time for the Stars by Robert Heinlein.  An astronaut returns form space after many years.  He has barely aged, and his twin who remained on earth

2016-07-04 Title inquiry:

never read this one.  Sorry.  Sounds like one of the John Carter of Mars series.    I can recommend the Time Scout series by Robert Asprin, one of the books in the series has a gladiators-in-Rome theme

2016-06-12 Idetifying A book on dream machines:

Sorry - never read this one.  I can recommend two stories - one is about dream machines and the other a similar government agency type story.    The first is by Isaac Asimov titled Dreaming is a Private

2016-05-27 Short Story Identification:

sorry , never read the first one.  Read the second one, but unfortuantely I can't remember the title or author, either.    But I can recommend two stories where the protagonist can't tell anyone about

2016-05-14 Sci-Fi book that im losing sleep on...:

sorry, never read this one.  Good luck finding it.    Closest I can think of is the excellent book Enemy Mine by Barry Longyear, about a POW who learns the culture and language of the enemy.  Long out

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