“The Green Hills of Earth”

A short story Published in The Saturday Evening Post (February 8, 1947) . It tells the story of a blind space going songwriter ( an ex engineer who was blinded in a radiation accident) and how he wrote his most famous song “The Green Hills of Earth”.



Its Great to Be Back

A short story first published in The Saturday Evening Post in the July 26, 1947. The story of a young couple who have just finished a contract working on the moon are eager to return to earth and all the things that they miss while getting away from what they perceive as the problems with the moon. However when they get back to earth they realize that maybe the moon was not as bad as it appeared and eventually move back to the moon as happy Lunatics.


New Kobo

Did I mention that i got a new Kobo Aura fro my birthday. My Kobo Glo was having some issues so the girls got me the Aura. I reset the Glo to factory settings and then gave that to the girls to use. They aren’t having any issues so I guess the reset fixed the problems.

a little break

I decided to read something other than Heinlein before I continue on with the next story which is the 1st Novel published specifically as a novel (other than as a serialized novel).

So before I continue on with that I’m going to read Nathan Lowell’s latest novel which continues on from his Traders Tales series. I don’t think this will take long. Like most of his fans I just can’t put his novels down until I finish them 🙂


Common Sense

Published in 1941 it continues the story in Universe with the muties and the crew of the Vanguard working together to continue the Journey. Of course betrayal happens and only a few escape in a life craft and land on a planet .


Both these novellas  were combined into the one volume Orphans in the Sky in 1961.