geesejuggler
geesejuggler
4/1/20
6:14 PM
3

I may have already said this, but I think you would really like "A Song for a New Day" by Sarah Pinsker. It is very Beukes like, although she would have written it as a murder mystery.

4/1/20
4:03 PM
3

Finished UN-GIRLS, a novella by South African writer Lauren SHINING GIRLS Beukes as some kind of Amazon Kindle special. It’s about a young group of sex workers in Cape Town in a near future in which there are laboratory grown biological non-sentient sex dolls created using a technology originally developed to produce Read more

4/1/20
1:06 PM
4

Earlier this week I took some long and very-necessary-for-my-mental-health walks so I made some progress on the audiobook. No progress on bookbook. Preparing lectures means the main reading I do for fun is done while sitting here, reading a screen.
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4/1/20
9:48 AM
5

It’s amazing and the bribes I had to pay to the authors to get an advance copy were actually quite a bargain.

3/25/20
7:47 PM
3

I hope this finds y’all well and keeping your sanity amongst the craziness we find ourselves in. Best wishes to all of you. Read more

3/25/20
2:48 PM
2

I’ve been having a hard time concentrating, so I’ve gone to my fallback, which is reading cookbooks. Specifically You Suck At Cooking, which is based off a You Tube channel and is very funny. It’s about all I can manage to concentrate on at the moment. Read more

3/25/20
1:13 PM
2

And Then There were None pissed me off. The ending is so dumb and contrived. I like other Christie, but that one annoyed me. Read more

3/25/20
1:10 PM
4

This is written well enough, but it didn’t do much for me. Basically a Mesoamerican Fairy Tale.

3/25/20
1:05 PM
4

My audiobook and bookbook inputs have both been slow over the past week. Staying indoors more of the time leads to more socially-obligated social interaction.

3/18/20
1:44 PM
3

Bought the facsimile of Detective Comics #38, which has the first appearance of “The Sensational character find of 1940" - Robin The Boy Wonder. Slightly surprised by how little space the Caped Crusaders took up in the mag.

3/18/20
12:36 PM
2

I started Gideon the Ninth, which is a totally bonkers mix of SF and necromancy, in which our hero tries to bribe her way out of captivity with titty mags, and her boss can control skeletons with her mind. Its very funny and the crazy mix of elements works so far. Read more

3/18/20
11:53 AM
4

A lot of stuff happened in the past week, it was a fairly eventful week. I didn’t touch many books.
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3/18/20
11:25 AM
5

Lets hope they’re not taking late fees when they’re closed. :)

3/18/20
11:20 AM
5

Continuing my tour of the Nebula nominated novels because I care about good SF even if io9 doesn’t anymore. It is good, but not as good as “A Song for a New Day,” but that may be because I prefer near future apocalyptic dystopias to magical realism.