Once again I am going to EasterCon or as it is called this year FollyCon in England. EasterCon is the British national science fiction and fantasy convention, run by fans. I will be on a panel about being new to EasterCon (Introduction to Eastercons), which inspired me to write a blog post about this subject. Continue reading Con Survival Guide
I don’t read novellas in one sitting, especially not 150 pages novellas – well apparently unless they are All Systems Red. The book was fast paced and funny. I have already pre-ordered the next one and am very much looking forward to May.
Opening sentence :
I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites.
The historical romances I read are mostly set in Victorian/regency England, so I was looking for historicals set outside of this setting. I asked around and was recommended Jeannie Lin’s work. Historical China did sound like fun – though it turned out to be set in a different time period than I thought it was.
The setting made the book quite different from the other historical romances I have read this past year, and I quite enjoyed that.
I don’t often read books that was published before 2000 – much less books from the 1980’s – not because I necessarily dislike reading older works, though they are often so problematic, but because I am busy reading the new books that come out. I did however pick up “A Matter of Oaths” after a recommendation of it from a trusted source. And boy was I glad that I did!
The web is based on a simple concept: a direct link between mind and machine.
Thought there are more stories these days with characters with disabilities, they are still a rarity. There can be many reasons for this but one of the ones we often hear cited is, well it’s the future, we will surely have fixed that by then. This idea that we can just solve disability with technology and medicine is what I want to talk to today. While I do not my self have any major disabilities this is a quite personal post to me.
It is one of the most powerful and dark books I have read in a long time. It was a very hard read, but a good one.