Linda Maye Adams

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More Adventures at the Book Sale


This week’s book sale was the big one at the library.  They have one in October and another in April. The sale itself is located on a floor in the garage.  It’s a permanent fixture in the garage, but closed off behind a gate except when there’s a sale.  The sale was advertised as having …

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5 Fun Facts You Don’t Know About Me


During a science fiction convention, two women and I ate lunch in the hotel restaurant with actor David Hedison (James Bond) and watched two cats play outside the window. I went to my first science fiction convention in 1976 costumed as Lieutenant Uhura and got trapped in a parking garage.  I’m a cat magnet.  When …

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Adventures around the web July 29-August 4, 2017


Manu Saadia on The New Yorker The Enduring Lessons of Star Trek Very interesting article on how Star Trek The Next Generation went away from Star Trek’s original concept.  It mentions one of the things that I always had problems with: people all got along with each other.  That made it hard to do stories …

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Twilight Zone Origins in War


Being a Science Fiction fan, I grew up on reruns of Star Trek, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and Twilight Zone, just to name a few.  Probably the most memorable Twilight Zone episode is the one with William Shatner and the monster on the wing.  I couldn’t help it; I put a nod …

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World War I and Desert Storm


Over the weekend, I made my first real outing (other than grocery stores) to a lecture at the library on World War I.   It’s the 100th anniversary of WWI, the 75 anniversary of WWII, and the 25th anniversary of Desert Storm. It was an interesting lecture, and I was also surprised at some of …

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Sensitivity Readers: Another reason to go indie


I just got back from my cruise–a very long day yesterday flying back!  Anyway, I ran across this article this morning on “sensitivity reader” to look for offensive content and was horrified that the industry is doing this. It’s a form of censorship, plain and simple. It starts with the simple thing of avoiding stereotypes, …

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Kirk Vs. Picard vs Janeaway


This video has celebrities identifying their favorite captains.  Despite the number of series, it was primarily between Kirk and Picard, which an occasional Janewaway. I like both Kirk and Picard, but for different reasons.  Kirk fits the original series, and is very much of the cowboy era from when the show spawned.  Picard is more …

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The Disruptive Influence of Star Trek


Today is Star Trek’s 50th anniversary.  That’s hard to believe.  I still remember when it was the 20th anniversary.  A big deal to me then, but not as much to the outside world.  Now it’s become more mainstream, and even some aspects of it embedded in our culture. But I also remember when people looked …

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Would Star Trek Exist without Star Wars?


William Shatner made a comment last week that Star  Trek wouldn’t have existed without Star Wars.  It sounds wrong, simply because Star Trek aired in 1966, and Star Wars was released in 1977.  It sounds backwards. Except it is and it isn’t. First Came Star Trek In the last week, I’ve run into multiple articles …

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Locations Used for TV Around L.A.


One of the cool things about growing up in L.A. was that I’d see places I’d been to on a TV show.  There was an episode of Hunter that was filmed at a local Ralph’s grocery store.  Scarecrow and Mrs. King had a scene filed outside a Gemco (a department store that was turned into a …

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