January 19th, 2010

20111112, Marilee

Not Me

I was awakened by a phone call asking for Chris Fish. I asked what number they'd called and they gave me mine, so I told them Chris Fish didn't live here, just me. Now, they've called before, and I told them the same thing, so I wonder what they think Chris Fish did. I don't even know Chris Fish's gender.

I wrote a letter today that Lucila wanted. It's for the immigration lawyers who are trying to get her a green card. The problem is that I was supposed to write as a friend, and I wasn't going to lie (she cleans for me and we wave in the parking lot), so I didn't say much and it was rather vague.

Spirit used the litterbox today!
20111112, Marilee

Galactic North by Alastair Reynolds

This is a collection of short stories set in the Revelation Space Universe. There's eight stories and an afterword. Of course, I read the afterword first. It's very interesting -- tells how he started writing as a teen and where he gets ideas from, etc. I liked all the stories, and most of them fit into places in the books. One story shared parts from Chasm City, another story in the collection, and "Diamond Dogs." If you've read the Revelation Space semi-series, you'll enjoy this collection.
20111112, Marilee

Alastair Reynolds' Work

This is an online version of what I gave the bookgroup on Saturday:

Alastair Reynolds’ Books

Revelation Space Books in Internal Chronological Order:

The Prefect

< “Diamond Dogs” (novella from Turquoise Days, Diamond Dogs fits/overlaps between these two)

Chasm City

Revelation Space

Redemption Ark

^ “Turquoise Days” (novella from Turquoise Days, Diamond Dogs can be anywhere earlier than Absolution Gap)

Absolution Gap

^ Galatic North (covers all Universe)

Note: Revelation Space, Redemption Ark, and Absolution Gap should be read in that order; Al says the others can be read in any order.

Non-Revelation Space Books:

Pushing Ice

House of Suns

Century Rain