My copy of Smash! arrived and it is teeny-tiny American comic sized rather than normal UK mag sized.
I have been doing some training, so this and the service manual.
Finished The Fifth Season, and The Obelisk Gate. I’m about halfway through The Stone Sky and may finish it today. As frustrating as the adult characters are, I quite like many of them.
I’m not a lawyer, laws may vary by state, and there may be emergency laws in effect, but I don’t think your employer can hold out on you like that either accidentally or on purpose. They may need to pay you interest on the late salary or something. If you are in a union they may have negotiated something, but you… Read more
I gave up on Max Brooks’ Devolution almost exactly halfway in. Framing the novel as the diary of a self-absorbed twit was a choice. Not a good choice, but definitely a choice. Every character in the small community was an insufferable trope in each in their own way. WinnieTheWoot read it before me and when I gave up… Read more
Yeah, that was the one that got me to just give up on Butler. Fuck anyone who sexualises a ten year old, even if they’re the predator. Actually, especially if they’re the predator. It gives the freaks an excuse to pretend that children can be the active/motivating participant in their own victimisation.
I’m on the last quarter of The Fifth Season. If everyone could just quit interrupting me so I had to go back and re-read passages, I could be done, but nooooo. Everfuckingbody needs attention this week. They pull it again today, and I’m turning off my ringtone.
3rd in the series and maybe the bets of the three. It’s got aliens that are truly alien, competent protaganists, and that good ol’ mega-engineering. 80's retro SF.
Audiobook: I’m getting close to the end of Gene Wolfe’s The Knight and will likely start its sequel (companion piece? second part?) The Wizard in the next few days. It’s alright; it hits on a lot of fantasy tropes and feels like an attempt to tell a well-written story in such a setting. Less intentionally challenging… Read more