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I’ve been “listening” to television lately.

In other words, Lara will watch a television series on Netflix at night, while I’m reading, and I will pause to tune in periodically.   237 more words

New Normal

"Sailing to Byzantium" & "Seven American Nights"

More Silverberg and some Gene Wolfe.

Raw Feed (1989): “Sailing to Byzantium”, Robert Silverberg/”Seven American Nights”, Gene Wolfe, 1989.

Gene Wolfe’s “Seven American Nights” — This story started out with promise but eventually ended with no resolution. 281 more words

Science Fiction

American Gods

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Neil Gaiman’s work is a good example of the law of conservation of narrative: story is neither created nor destroyed; it is simply transformed from one form to another. 1,350 more words


The Masters Of Prose

When talking about the most talented authors, I hear a lot of fans say it comes down to who has the best prose. While I completely disagree that it is the end-all of importance when judging someone’s books, it is none the less an extremely important aspect of every book. 1,276 more words


Reading 2016

I can’t just study all day so, when I am not studying, I will be doing one of my other favorite things, reading! So here is a partial list of what I’ve got pegged for 2016. 992 more words

Science Fiction

Hardly a Vintage Year

The Annual List of Bestselling Books turned up in the Guardian today so I did my annual scan of it for books I actually bought or read, and it’s an almost record-breaking four – though that depends on the resurgence of… 406 more words


Book of the Week - December 17th, 2015

As part of my efforts to remain free from Star Wars spoilers today, I thought I’d get a jump on my Book of the Week post. 695 more words