Sci-Fi writer Jack Williamson dies

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers The man considered by many the “Dean of Science Fiction” — Jack Williamson — died Friday at his home in Portales. He was 98. A prolific writer, Williamson authored more than 50 novels and numerous short stories, including eight novels completed after he turned 90. His first story, “The Metal […]

May 27, 2006 Library Books

The following items are available at the Tucumcari Public Library Fiction Beach Road by James Patterson.   An East Hampton lawyer becomes involved in a highly publicized trial. I Say a Little Prayer by E. Lynn Harris.  As a gay singer struggles with homophobia in the black church, he must come to terms with his past. […]

May 20, 2006 Library Books

The following books are available for checkout at the Tucumcari Public Library: Fiction Everyman by Philip Roth. A man grapples with aging, physical decline and impending death. Chasing Destiny by Eric Jerome Dickey. When a Los Angeles biker beauty discovers she is pregnant, her married boyfriend is not happy. The Debutante Divorcee by Plum Sykes. […]

May 6, 2006 Library Books

The following books are available for checkout at the Tucumcari Public Library: Fiction Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark. A small girl communicates telepathically with her kidnapped twin. Oakdale Confidential by Anonymous. When a wealthy hospital donor is found dead on arrival at a gala in his honor, three women suspect murder; […]

April 22, 2006 Library Books

The following books are available for checkout at the Tucumcari Public Library: Fiction Labyrinth by Kate Mosse. A woman on an archaeological dig in France stumbles on the 13th century secret of the true Grail. False Impression by Jeffrey Archer. A murderous international conspiracy swirls around a stolen Van Gogh. What Price Love? by Stephanie […]

April 15, 2006 Library Books

The following books are now available for checkout at the Tucumcari Public Library. Fiction Gone by Jonathan Kellerman. Two acting students stage their own disappearance – but then one of them is murdered and Alex Delaware is called to investigate. Prior Bad Acts by Tami Hoag. Two Minneapolis detectives search for a kidnapped judge. Otherwise […]

April 8, 2006 Library Books

The following books are now available for checkout at the Tucumcari Public Library: Fiction Dirty Blonde by Lisa Scottoline. When the plaintiff murders the defendant in a case she has just tried, a judge’s secret life becomes public. The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry. A former Justice Department operative becomes involved in a desperate search […]

Williamson lectureship returns for another year

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Portales will be the center of those who view the world in a different way on Thursday when experts in the field of science-fiction join local science-fiction writing legend Jack Williamson of Portales for the 30th annual Williamson Lectureship. “I enjoy the variety of people who have different points of […]

2-25-2006 Library Books

The following materials are newly available at the Tucumcari Public Library. Fiction Cell, by Stephen King. What remains of humanity fights to survive, after a mysterious force scrambles cell phone users’ brains.   Non-Fiction Rats Incredible: An Illustrated Dictionary of Rats by Ryn Gargulinski.  A book focused on disproving any myths and negative opinions about […]

7/30 Library Books

Fiction Sanctuary by Mercedes Lackey. In the third novel of the Dragon Jousters series, Altan serf Vetch must gather a secret army of dragon riders to rid their world of war. Lie By Moonlight by Amanda Quick. In Victorian England, a “private inquiry agent” helps a teacher rescue her pupils from thugs. Non-fiction Lance Armstrong’s […]