A friend of mine on FB posted about a speed reading test, so I clicked it just to find out where I ranked. It was an odd little snippet and when I hit the finish button, I was asked 3 questions. Of course I answered correctly and the next page gave me my results.
720 words a minute. Whoa. That’s a lot of words. The test also said that was 188% above the average reading speed.
So what does that tell you about me.
Well, for one, I read quickly (when I don’t have several distractions.)
I have good recall abilities.
I go on reading binges, reading several books, one after the other.
Reading is something I truly enjoy.
So what’s your score? (I hope this works right)
And speaking of reading, here’s something all of you should be looking forward to!
Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales #6
Edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Flying Pen Press, 264 pp., tbp, $16.95, April 18, 2012
Red Alert! Red Alert!
This is not a drill…
Anna Paradox’s “Between The Rocks”: The Courtly Vizier, a
utility truck, renders aid to a colony ship but when they return to their
asteroid home from supply runs to mines on Old Lumpy from Jupiter’s
atmosphere, the colony ship they once helped attacks them. But the
situation is not what it seems, and strange circumstances are at hand.
David Lee Summers’ “Jump Point Blockade”: While pirating a mine
on an asteroid, Captain Ellison Firebrandt and the crew of the Legacy
find themselves forced into battle by Captain Stewart of the New New
Jersey, serving as shields against the Alpha Comas at a jump point to
Rd’dyggia. But instead of obeying Captain Steward, Firebrandt has
plans of his own.
Jean Johnson’s “Joystick War”: Scavenging a storage bunker for
salvage, Scott Grayson and Rrenn F’sauu stumble onto mint condition
Targeting Drone A.I.’s, joystick controlled combat suits and can’t resist
taking them for a test run. Then an old enemy, the Salik turn up, and
instead of joy rides, they’re fighting for their lives and their people…
Mike Resnick & Brad Torgersen’s “Guard Dog”: Watchfleet sentinel
Chang leads a lonely life of extended, dream-filled sleeps in between
frenetic, life-or-death battles. The Sortu had almost defeated humanity
and the lives of everyone, including his wife and son, depend on men
like him. Then, called to battle again, he finds himself up against the last
opponent he’d ever expected…
These and more stories await inside…
report to battle stations!
9 Introduction – Bryan Thomas Schmidt
17 Between the Rocks – Anna Paradox
29 The Thirteens – Gene Mederos
45 Like So Much Refuse – Simon C. Larter
61 Jump Point Blockade – David Lee Summers
73 First Contact – Patrick Hester
83 Isis – Dana Bell
95 The Book of Enoch – Matthew Cook
113 The Joystick War – Jean Johnson
133 Never Look Back – Grace Bridges
147 The Gammi Experiment – Sarah Hendrix
161 Space Battle of the Bands – C.J. Henderson
175 A Battle for Parantwer – Anthony Cardno
187 With All Due Respect – Johne Cook
209 Final Defense – Selene O’Rourke
219 Bait and Switch – Jaleta Clegg
227 The Hand of God (A Davi Rhii Story)
– Bryan Thomas Schmidt
245 Guard Dog – Mike Resnick and Brad R. Torgersen
255 About the Authors