February 8th, 2004

classic beard


Finished Paladin of Souls (Bujold.) As expected, good storytelling, especially if you liked Curse of Chalion. Like other Bujold, strong on personal power and duty, even with a layer of mysticism on top.

Next up: "Hacking Matter" - Wil McCarthy. Looks to be more of a "speculative science" rather than "speculative fiction" work, using the same "programmable material" mcguffin he built The Wellstone and The Collapsium upon. At first glance, eloquent phrasing and imagery, at least for mundane things (like "how to find MIT from Boston".)