I’ve been slowly cataloging my books online via Library Thing.
I have a lot of backlog to do, but I’ve cataloged a fair number of my books, including the 130 some odd books I have on my to read list.
My Library Thing Library
On October 28th 2007, the NY Giants will be playing the Miami Dolphins…at Wembley Stadium in London.
It’s slated as one of the away games for the Giants.
Something light on this snowy day.
A rare upside down rainbow.
Read more about how it happens.
9. Quantumscapes, by Stephen Martiniere
8. Quantum Dreams, by Stephen Martiniere
7. Viriconium, by M John Harrison
6. Old Man’s War, by John Scalzi
5. The Scent of Shadows, Vicki Pettersson
4. The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century, Edited by Martin Greenberg and Harry Turtledove
3. The Classical World: An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian, by Robin Lane Fox
2. Carnival, by Elizabeth Bear
1. Souls in the Great Machine, by Sean Williams
A pair of art books by one of my new favorite artists, Stephen Martiniere
Continue reading Book Review 2007 #8-9
My next book is M John Harrison’s Viriconium.
Viriconium consists of the three short novels The Pastel City, A Storm of Wings, In Viriconium, and seven short stories.
Continue reading Book Review 2007 #7: Viriconium
Ragamuffin, the map at Tobias S. Buckell Online#comment-31724
I have not read any Tobias Mitchell and might have to correct that deficiency. For his new book, Ragamuffin, he has a map of the wormhole system used in the book–a map that is laid out like a Subway Map. It’s a brilliant idea, since readers here are likely very aware of my cartographilic tendencies.
Currently reading: The Jack Vance Treasury, edited by Jonathan Strahan and Terry Dowling.
Beware of Chun the Unavoidable!
Science & Technology at Scientific American.com: Ancient Stone Weapons Not Ancient Enough to Be Used by First Americans — New radiocarbon dates of established archaeological sites suggest that the Americas must have been populated before the advent of so-called Clovis weapons
Ancient Stone Weapons Not Ancient Enough to Be Used by First Americans
New radiocarbon dates of established archaeological sites suggest that the Americas must have been populated before the advent of so-called Clovis weapons
By David Biello
This article on Scientific American is another nail in the coffin of the theory of those who are convinced that the Clovis culture represents the first and earliest human habitation in the Americas.
Me, I’m mostly already persuaded that human habitation in the Americas predates the Clovis culture. In point of fact, there is a little evidence that in the waves of migrants into North America, some may have even come from Europe west to America.
Giant In the Playground Games
The current Order of the Stick comic sums up War succinctly:
“In a War people on the winning side still die.”
That is why War should be the method of last, last, last resort in diplomacy. And why the Iraq War is such a tragedy.