January 21st, 2007

Books 02

It's Cold...

It is sunny and cold out, which is better than sunny, cold, and frelling windy, as it was yesterday. I spent the entire day at work, so it mostly didn't affect me anyway.

I woke up at around two o'clock Saturday morning to discover the power was out. I grabbed a flashlight, ambled to the office, and took a look out the front window. Sure enough, the whole neighborhood was out. I called the electric company, and a tape recording told me that a pole was down on Rt. 2, but they expected everything to be back on by around 7:30. It's weird. I went back to bed, but I was uneasy, even though under normal circumstances I'd have the lights out anyway. Then five minutes later power was restored, and I was able to turn out the lights and go back to sleep.

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I attended a talk by Alastair Reynolds on space opera at Boskone a couple of years ago, and enjoyed it. I finally got around to reading one of his books, Revelation Space, and wasn't especially whelmed. Collapse )

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I saw this list of mysteries over in Linkmeister's blog, and figured it was just crying out to be a meme. Collapse )