Monthly Archives: June 2012

RIP Isis

One bit of sad news I must report. Last Thursday, we had to put my oldest cat, Isis, to sleep. She was 15. The vet said she had a brain tumor, after I took her in because her pupils weren’t the same size.I miss Her Royal Brattiness, but she hadn’t real… Continue reading

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ConTemporal

For the last year and a half or so, I’ve been working with a bunch of great people to make a con happen. It was last weekend, June 22-24.This was my first time staffing a convention. I’ve volunteered during cons before, mostly running a video room at A… Continue reading

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Hugo nominees, part 3

This week, I’m reviewing the novellas on the 2012 Hugo ballot. A novella is 17500-40000 words, making it an awkward length, as it’s too long to be a short story but too short to be a novel. The works are linked here. As always, these are in alphabetica… Continue reading

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Book review: Regenesis

Regenesis, by CJ Cherryh, 2009This book picks up right where Cyteen left off, and it doesn’t really give any refreshers. Ari II is coming into her own at Reseune, dealing with the politics and betrayals and interpersonal shenanigans left over.Like Cyte… Continue reading

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Hugo nominees, part 2

Last week, I wrote about the Hugo-nominated short stories. This week, I’m writing about the novelettes.A novelette ranges from 7500 to 17499 words, making it either a longish short story or a shortish novella. The nominated works are here for your read… Continue reading

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Book review: Among Others

Among Others, by Jo Walton, 2011This book was nominated for the Hugos in 2012, and it won the Nebula for best novel. I got it from a friend for my birthday.Morwenna Phelps comes from Wales. Her twin sister Morganna was killed in a magical battle with t… Continue reading

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Hugo nominees, part 1

I’m going to WorldCon this year, which means I get to vote on the Hugos. This is pretty exciting. I’ve never had the chance to vote before. As a member, you can download all the nominated works so you can read them before deciding. It’s great, because … Continue reading

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Book review: Tor!

Tor! The Story of German Football by Ulrich Hesse-Lichtenberger, revised 2002 editionAs I may have mentioned, I’m a fan of German football (soccer), so this book is right up my alley. It came recommended by many people, and what I’ve read of Hesse’s wr… Continue reading

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Book review: The Devil’s Cub

The Devil’s Cub, by Georgette HeyerI’ve enjoyed many of the Heyers I’ve read. This one I bought because it’s about two characters I liked in An Infamous Army. Except Vidal was decidedly less likeable here. He’s rather an ass.Miss Mary Challoner has a y… Continue reading

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