Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

“Store of the Worlds” by Robert Sheckley

I can’t offer a permanent escape from the earth yet; not one that doesn’t involve death. Perhaps I never will be able to. For now, all I can offer you … Continue reading

September 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

“It is with the Deepest Sincerity that I Offer Prayers…” by Tatsuaki Ishiguro

Winged mouse research took off on a massive scale. Naturally, researchers must have hoped that any finding related to the winged mouse would make for a first-class paper… I’m not … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

“Love and Sex Among the Invertebrates” by Pat Murphy

At this distance from the blast site of the bomb that took out San Jose, I figure I received a medium-sized dose of radiation. Not enough for instant death, but … Continue reading

August 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner

This was the most precious of all freedoms… Freedom to become the person you chose to be instead of the person remembered by the computers… It was the enchanted sword, … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

“The Man Who Lost the Sea” by Theodore Sturgeon

Stretched across the sky is old mourning-cloth, with starlight burning holes in it, and between the holes the black is absolute… Sure, when he wanted Theodore Sturgeon could write straight-ahead¬†adventures … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

“The Land of the Great Horses” by R.A. Lafferty

“Are the two of us as crazy as the country?’” Rockwell moaned. “I’ve worked with you for three years. Isn’t your name Smith?” “Why, yes, sir, I guess it might … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Love is the Plan the Plan is Death” by James Tiptree, Jr.

The world is ending, all is terrible, terrible.¬†And yet, my fireberry, even then I almost understood. Great is the Plan! I have no idea what Mogadeet is, but I’ll never … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · Leave a comment