Apr. 24th, 2012

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Brief update about the sick, before we get to the meat of the matter. It's definitely a cold, not allergies, and is following the usual progression of Evil Snot -> Evil Throat -> Chest-busting Aliens. With luck I shall avoid the Chest-busting Aliens portion of this week's entertainment, and be ready to rock and roll again in a couple of days.

Cross your appendages for me.

Books 2012: 62-63

62. Sandy Mitchell, Warhammer 40000: For the Emperor. The Black Library, 2003.

Yes, I confess it. I read a Warhammer 40K novel. It was sitting discarded in a corner of the library, and I'm down to nonfiction and a couple of books I've been saving for the plane-ride home. It sat there, being all fictional at me, and YOU CAN'T JUDGE ME NO YOU CAN'T...

...Or maybe you can, because while Mitchell's story, featuring Ciaphas Cain, is actually fairly entertaining (and also short), the prose is pretty terrible, and Mitchell, like Captain Carrot of Discworld fame, never met a comma he didn't like. He's not quite as bad as Carrot, but you will not find many properly-deployed colons, semi-colons, or em-dashes here.

63. Jack Campbell, The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught. Titan Books, UK, 2011.

If you liked the previous books, you will like this one. Space opera. This time with more aliens. Also some politics. Lots of fun.


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