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28 October 2008 @ 03:54 pm
home again.  

Home again. Totally wiped out. Have read HALTING STATE and OFF ARMAGEDDON REEF (Charles Stross and David Weber, respectively) and enjoyed them both a great deal. HALTING STATE sounds more like Charlie himself than any of his other books I’ve read, so that was particularly fun.

Did not work at all on my revisions. Raise your hand if you’re surprised.

Ate constantly throughout the weekend, except when I was talking. Fortunately I was scheduled to talk a fair bit, but I still ate a lot. A lot a lot a lot. 2 of the 3 classes went well, and all of the critiques did; or, at least, nobody burst into tears, which I will consider a win.

I would be happy to wake up to an Atlantic sunrise over a sandy beach every morning.

Asked Ted for something mild for lunch to be waiting for me when I got home. He provided homemade chicken noodle soup. I have the *best* husband.

Must stay up another couple hours. O.O

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Childlightchildlight on October 28th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
I have OFF ARMAGEDDON REEF but I have never read it. I met David Weber years ago just before his novel Mutineers Moon came out. I was 15 and hanging out in the book store at the mall while my dad shopped for tools. Somehow I started talking to David and I really didn't believe he had a book coming out. But he did and I have a signed copy. I love what he refers to as his pointed ear novels but I can not get into the others...it isn't him I just prefer fantasy. But I go to every book signing he does here because I love to hear him speak...even though I have no idea who most of the characters are. When he talks about his books he just glows.
wednesday childewedschilde on October 28th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
:::sits on hands:::
S. L. Grayshadowhwk on October 28th, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
Welcome home!
Nimtouchstone on October 28th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
Halting State was brilliant; without going into details that might spoil it for other folks who haven't read it, I thought it was insightful and the premises both hilarious and disturbingly plausible. (Everyone should read it now; if you wait five years parts of it will have gone from 'visionary' to 'what my kid was talking about during dinner last night', that being the problem when you get things right....)

Off Armageddon Reef I also enjoyed, though I'm waiting on paperback for the sequel. My enjoyment for this one, though, was a bit more tempered by 'enjoy it for what it is'. Much like Count of Monte Cristo, you have to accept that the protagonist has nigh-infinite power and enjoy seeing what he decides to DO with it.
Turning the Schmaltz up to 11: holy mosespullthestars on October 28th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
I finished up the Negotiator series.

Please to be writing more of Janx. And Daisani. :)
kit: negotiatormizkit on October 28th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
Pre-order the anthology! :)