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August 20th, 2004
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Reading Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis. Excellent book. Lots of tension, but in a good way. And it's making me think instead of handing everything to me all nice and neat. Another excellent selection from the BLL (bitty Lending Library).

Tonight is New Genre editing. Whee! I'm looking forward to talking about these stories with Adam and Jeff, asking why they chose some of them, finding out what plans they have for their editorials, and especially doing the actual line editing as a group. I can't say enough that I'd love to do this for a living. Or at least have enough free time that I could do this a lot more.

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From:bitty
Date:August 20th, 2004 12:33 pm (UTC)
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*browses shelves for next pick*

oh wait, that's a no-brainer! i'd forgotten you hadn't actually ever read any Stephenson. that needs to be remedied. Snowcrash, it is.

and there's plenty more Connie Willis if you desire. and i'm going to assume that magid has the Dark Is Rising series, because my set is so old and loved at this point that it's in no condition to leave the house (nothing personal). it's not going to survive.

and then there's the Other vinge, featuring Snow Queen. and you have read the Uplift books, yes? have i leant you any Patricia Anthony yet?

and then, there's plenty of enjoyable stock fantasy sitting on my shelves as well. the BLL is going strong.

(also, magid has now discovered the Fforde books. i don't own them (libraried them 'cause i don't tend to own mysteries, but these could be a delicious exception), but they're easily findable in the library. (*note to self - get on waiting list for newest one now*)
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From:magid
Date:August 20th, 2004 03:06 pm (UTC)

I vote for

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

(not sf, but wonderful)

(I don't have the whole Dark Is Rising sequence, btw, since I discovered them as an adult, in the library.)
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From:queue
Date:August 20th, 2004 08:46 pm (UTC)
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I read at least one of the Uplift books in grade school or high school or something, but I remember almost nothing about them (something with dolphins). I really liked some of Brin's other stuff, though.

Is the other Vinge a relation? I think hrafn has at least one of those books.

Patricia Anthony (any relation?) doesn't ring any bells.

I enjoy stock fantasy from time to time.
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From:mattlistener
Date:August 23rd, 2004 03:14 pm (UTC)
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Joan and Vernor Vinge were married for a while -- no longer, I believe.

I uber-highly recommend _To Say Nothing of the Dog_, by C. Willis. My #1 laugh-out-loud book ever.
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From:beowabbit
Date:August 21st, 2004 12:08 am (UTC)
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I loved that book! I should see if I can dig it out again.
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