August 27th, 2009

20111112, Marilee

Staying AWake

I was up late last night and had to get up early this morning because Lucila is cleaning and I think I'll take a nap this afternoon after the seamstress comes to get the fabric I have so far (she can cut these four out at once). Shiva is "hiding" in the castle because Lucila is here and Spirit keeps going between him and me. One of the odd things Lucila does is to move things the way she likes them. If I think she's done and go and move them back the way I like them, she'll go back and move them her way. So usually I just wait until she goes home.

I don't have to go out until Monday, but I'm tempted to make a quick trip to the Giant to get more of the fresh mozzarella that is only on sale through today. My check may come today, and I'd need to go deposit that, anyway.
20111112, Marilee

The Stars Blue Yonder by Sandra McDonald

This is the third and final book in the series. Here are my reviews for the first and second books.

This one moves into a completely different idea -- when Terry was "killed" at the end of the last book and became a "god," he gets a new kind of ouroborus that moves him not only in space, but in time. He keeps coming back to Jodenny at different parts of her life, but she never remembers the "eddy" in time that he's created. He becomes sicker and sicker and as the book advances, one of their old shipmates joins the ring movements.

Jodenny ends up in 19th century Australia, very pregnant, with their old shipmate, and eventually, in the last sentence, things are wrapped up. There's an epilogue that would give reason for more books.

I have to say that I would probably have been happier reading just the first book, which is milSF with a bit of the Australian background. The second and third books rely more and more on Australian ideas and history and less on SF.