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#97: Doomsday Book: Connie Willis

Still plowing through my Book Club of One! Reading through the NPR top 100 Fantasy/Sci Fi novel list!

First observation about Doomsday Book: It’s lengthy! 

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Time Travel in Science Fiction

Now that I’ve read an enormous amount of sci-fi I think it’s safe to say my least favorite sub-genre is time travel.

There are, of course, great time travel novels ( 540 more words

Eclectic Theist

Kim, “Heavenly Creature” (again).

The chairman of UR claims that robots are the enemy of humanity. The structure of this statement is Christian political theology.

Godgifu, Lady Godiva

Godgifu, Lady Godiva

Godgifu, or Lady Godiva as she is now known (it isn’t just a candy company) was a 11th century noblewoman married to Leofric, Earl of Mercia, who was her second husband. 409 more words

Two-Sentence Book Reviews

It’s not you, it’s me.

Combine a lack of wherewithal for routine blogging with a (sometimes) obsessive perfectionism, and you get this blog: A schizophrenic little nugget in which the owner (that is, me) tries to write daily or semi-daily and ends up quitting in frustration…only to reconsider and begin blogging again. 974 more words

Book Reviews

Merry Christmas, Everyone Dies

(Note, I started this blog post last Christmas-ish when I was reading Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis. Don’t let that contain your enjoyment.)

This isn’t really a review, as I tend to stick to newer books for that.   626 more words

Harmondsworth Hall Guest House, England

Harmondsworth Hall is a large 17th century grade II listed building, this charming guest house accommodation, set in a small peaceful village with two pubs and a 12th century church, which is mentioned in the doomsday book.

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