Elizabeth Bear succeeds where David Brin failed in Glory Season. What would a woman-dominated human society look like? How would it come about? Why? What, if any, role would males play? How would that society interact with more “traditional,” male-dominated human societies?
We lost another great writer and thinker today. CNN seems to be updating their story on his death by the minute. There’s no controversy, but from the first version or two, you’d think the only thing the man had ever done of note was co-writing the screenplay for 2001: A Space Odyssey. I know that […]
New tiles for the Uroko house Originally uploaded by akamÃ© I suppose it could be called a Bookcase Tree, because of its basic design. It wouldn’t be the best choice of design for sleeping quarters for a claustrophobe like me, and procrastinators would find it even harder to quit reading and go to sleep. I would […]
Whatever it is, it sucks. No matter how long Katie and I sleep, we stay exhausted. We did watch more Dexter while we were awake. And I studied for my Project Management final. I’m actually using the study guide, like a good girl! Hey, my brain is so stupid right now that I need all […]
Wow. This has been a very short week. I’m sure it doesn’t feel that way to my poor Sam, but it does to me. That’s what happens when you sleep through most of it, I suppose. I’ve avoided acknowledging the possibility that Katie AND I have mono, but I have the same symptoms she does, […]
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I’ve been doing so much reading because I’ve been sick and unable to do much else. We did get the girl to her doctor, so we know there’s no strep around here. The doctor wouldn’t rule out mono, but wouldn’t test for it either. (I don’t really like this woman, and we usually try to […]
So, um, I tried to read this. I really did. I don’t know if it’s “paranormal romance overload” or the fact that I’d just finished reading material from two incredibly good writers (Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear), but I had no patience for the fluff. Overall, I gave the book a 2/10. i did get […]
I’m all infatuated with yet another author, my friends, so I must warn you that you’ll be reading much more about Elizabeth Bear here in coming weeks. New Amsterdam is an anthology of connected stories twined around two main characters. “The Great Detective” is vampire Sebastien de Ulloa. Lady Abigail Irene Garrett is a forensic sorcerer, […]
This not-flu or whatever is exceedingly tiresome. I should think it would be enough to live with the day-to-day stuff, let alone put up with this. Then again, nobody has ever claimed in my hearing that the world is fair. I haven’t succeeded in holding any thoughts in my head long, so you’re in for randomness […]