BARBARY COAST

BARBARY COAST – Those were the days when San Francisco was a port city, a destination for 49ers on their way to strike it rich working in a gold mine. Nightfall in Sin City transformed the Barbary Coast into a dangerous red light district with prostitutes, gamblers, saloons and opium dens. The exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers is part of their continuing series of garden railway exhibits that runs through April. Last year I posted on a previous exhibit, Playland, go to my blog archive to view that post. The small scale railroad winds its way through miniature buildings, boats and plants. If you’ve never been, a trip to the conservatory is worthwhile; to take a trip into the city’s colorful past. Or, if you want to re-trace the steps of the long gone 49ers; walk around Maiden Lane near downtown, the former location of the red light district.  

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SHORT STORY REVIEW THE DEFENDERS


 THE DEFENDERS – A nuclear war renders life on the surface impossible. A future race is relegated to life in metal bunkers. The Defenders by Philip K Dick derives its name from robot soldiers defending underground inhabitants from an ongoing war. The ending reveals that the war ended long ago, the robots had not informed the subterranean dwellers, thought to be immature and incapable of peace. The author was a prolific maverick of the sci-fi genre who wasn’t fully appreciated in his lifetime. His books have an enormous readership and have been translated to multiple media projects. The following is a short list of some of my favorites.
1.    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
2.    The Best of Philip K Dick
3.    The Defenders (Short Story)
4.    Colony (Short Story)


REVIEW OF WEIRDER BY KRISTIN CHAPMAN

REVIEW OF WEIRDER BY KRISTIN CHAPMAN It’s odd, it’s weird, and it gets, you guessed it, even “Weirder.” I loved this book; just like the title suggests, it is a bit weird to read, but the story is good, and off at times, but a wonderful addition to my slightly off collection. I would highly recommend it for teen boys – in that weird moment kind of read. Love it. Keep it up!

 http://www.librarything.com/work/12754101/reviews/88299036

GZONE RADIO INTERVIEW

GZONE RADIO INTERVIEW – Listen to Chad Schimke on Gelatis Scoop GZONE Radio Show (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gelatisscoop/2012/11/01/marsha-hubler-chad-schimke-are-my-guests). The date is Thursday 11-1-12 and the time is 7 PM Eastern. Or, look up the podcast at a later date. He is the author of Picker, Pieces, Walker and Weirder. Find Chad on his blog (http://www.chadschimke.blogspot.com) for postings on occult paranormal novels, crime dramas, art installations and city life in San Francisco.

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