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This week
Guilty Pleasures, Laurel Hamilton: The first Anita Blake vampire hunter novel, and my first by this author. (Also my first vampire novel since Memnoch. Fun, worth the five or six hours ;) (paperback)

Schroedinger's Cat, Robert Anton Wilson: I'm almost halfway through this meander through quantum multiverse theory, primate anthropology and American politics. It's more twisty and jumpy than either Illuminatus! or Timequake (Vonnegut), but there are some great gags in it.. like Ulysses (SBW btext)

X 2, Chris Clairmont, Novelization of the upcoming motion picture sequel. A fun read, but too much character shear. I recognize mutants by their names or powers, and they turn out to be the wrong age, in the wrong place, falling for the wrong other mutant ... particularly irritating considering the novelization is by the guy who wrote the X-Men for 17 years, including the run when I was a big fan. I am particularly upset by how they used Deathstrike, it that was even her... (paperback)

Philosophy of the Matrix: various, They turned loose a bunch of philosophers and authors on the movie The Matrix and then put their essays up on the movies web site. All sorts of yummy, crunchy stuff about the eternal debates about the nature of reality, brains-in-vats, and the nature of Heaven and/or the First Matrix. I'm around halfway through the newly updated material. (web, http://www.whatisthematrix.com, after the fluff click news, look for the update)

Quicksilver: Neal Stephenson's new book is still not available, but there is a fun excerpt at the end of the latest paperback edition of Cryptonomicon. Starts in Boston, middle of the 18 C CE, by my guess, and the protagonist is named Enoch Root ;) Oops. If you are wondering, the book is not free, but unpriced. Sorry for any confusion. YOu may be able to find the excerpt online, I dunno.

http://www.kurd.com : Interesting data and propaganda about Kurds and Kurdistan. Look for the map of the territory they might claim to see why all of the states in that region are suspicious of them.

Dreams Underfoot, Charles de Lint: I read the first two stories in this collection before deciding to just blast through X2. Wow, apparently urban shaminism has it's own genre. Well-spun tales about city folk meeting imaginary creatures, interacting with them dramatically, and trying to srt out their world-view in light of it. (paperback)

And wedding insanity, and the arrival of spring (Yep, I've been sniffling for almost two week straight now)...

Oh bother. She still hasn't come out of the shower. Ah, procrastination.. I had ought to go dragging her out of there (figuratively) .. Edit: Well, I procrastinated on fixing this post and she emerged from the shower, only to slip into her room. *sigh*

Welcome to new readers who be-"friended" me. I have reciprocated. Edit: And the three more I missed first go round have since been added. D'oh.

Current Mood: bleary

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pinkeffigy From: pinkeffigy Date: March 30th, 2003 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wedding insanity? are you attending one or participating? And who (smirking) is in your shower?
From: cypherpunk Date: March 30th, 2003 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
That Matrix link is pretty interesting (especially considering I've seen the movie like 15 times :)). I ended up ordering the Stephenson book, free or no, as well. I mean, I'll end up reading it regardless of the price.

I'm rereading the Song of Fire and Ice series by George R.R. Martin, in anticipation for book 4 coming out this summer. If you haven't read this series yet, I'd highly recommend it, even if you're not into the "fantasy" genre. I get sucked into it every time I read it.

-C-
From: lovelace Date: March 30th, 2003 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
First off: Schrodinger's cat = awesome! I love that book...I have the first edition from 1979. Rock!

Second: I am saddened by news of X 2. I've collected comics for a long time, and the thought that they would change things around makes me a sad girl indeed.

That being said, I am done now.

<3Beverly
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