Monthly Archives: November 2011

Nervous anticipation

Lois McMaster Bujold recently posted that she’s finished the near-final draft of her next book, which focuses on Ivan. Since Ivan is my favorite character in the Vorkosiverse (though Cordelia rocks, and Elena Bothari is awesome, and Laisa’s pretty darn… Continue reading

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Nervous anticipation

Lois McMaster Bujold recently posted that she’s finished the near-final draft of her next book, which focuses on Ivan. Since Ivan is my favorite character in the Vorkosiverse (though Cordelia rocks, and Elena Bothari is awesome, and Laisa’s pretty darn … Continue reading

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So you like male writers. So what?

A writing pal of mine recently wrote that he figured he ought to read more books/short fiction by men, because he realized his shelves were mostly full of books by women. Cool, whatever.My shelves are mostly full of books by women. They’re mostly full … Continue reading

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So you like male writers. So what?

A writing pal of mine recently wrote that he figured he ought to read more books/short fiction by men, because he realized his shelves were mostly full of books by women. Cool, whatever. My shelves are mostly full of books … Continue reading

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Book review: A History of the World in Six Glasses

A History of the World in Six Glasses, Tom Standage, 2005.I often enjoy reading pop histories, especially if they have a sort of gimmick to them. In this book, Standage looks at how beverages shaped world history.He starts out with beer, which was inve… Continue reading

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Book review: A History of the World in Six Glasses

A History of the World in Six Glasses, Tom Standage, 2005. I often enjoy reading pop histories, especially if they have a sort of gimmick to them. In this book, Standage looks at how beverages shaped world history. He starts … Continue reading

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