Murray Leinster

My husband, Neal, and I read very different books. I love the hot off the press titles and he loves digging through used book sales for older treasures. Occasionally, it makes for interesting conversation as we try to both find common ground in our love of reading.

He very rarely reads science fiction but this anthology caught his attention a coupleĀ  weeks ago.Murray Leinster

This anthology was published in 1969 and features some of the best sci-fi writers of the day. He asked me if I’d ever heard of Murray Leinster. The name wasn’t familiar to me, so off to Google I went. It turns out that Murray Leinster (the pen name of William F. Jenkins) was a very prolific and versatile author. He wrote not only sci-fi but also westerns, mysteries and even romance novels and short stories. Leinster was one of the first writers to envision the Internet in a story he wrote in 1946 called “A Logic Named Joe”.

In any case, the point of all this is it got me thinking. There are so many authors and books that vanish into the mist of time within less than a generation. The Brown Booknook is a supplement to The Brown Bookloft. It is less formal in approach and broader in scope. The Brown Booknook is simply all about the love of reading.

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