August 8th, 2008

20111112, Marilee

Nice Day

It's not humid out and only in the 80s! Not that I've really been out. So far I've watched birds, played with cats, and been online. I'm going to make a tuna sandwich in a minute.

Rather a shock that Edwards would philander while his wife was having cancer treatment. I'm pretty sure she wasn't expecting that. Yet another anecdote that validates why I stopped dating when I got sick.

I'm even further behind in the WashPost and found a cute Foxtrot comic in the 7/13 Sunday issue.
20111112, Marilee

Saturn's Children by Charles Stross

He says this is a Heinlein pastiche and it is, but there's lots of references to other books and movies as well as quips and wordplay.

Freya is an obsolete humaniform sex robot. Not only have the Creators she was made to serve died out, but robot body fashion has moved to "chibi-form" -- small, stout, and big big eyes. She comes from a long incestuous lineage of female humaniform sex robots and ends up working for another long lineage of male humaniform butler robots. The deals and conspiracies become more and more confusing, and Freya has to work out what's happening to survive.

I thought this was a great book -- a lot of fun to read (except one specific area of robot rape where I cringed) and a great story. Those who read SF and are familar with fandom will find even more rewards. Highly recommended.