Teaser Tuesday 9/27/2016: “Gardens of the Moon”

So this week (and last week, and the week before), I’ve been reading Gardens of the Moon, AKA book one of the Malazan Book of the Fallen, by Steven Erikson.

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Not Rapunzel’s tower.

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Random Rejection: Science Fiction Age Magazine, “The Fold”

So seeing as it’s been quite a while since I reached into my vast pile of rejection (and occasional acceptance) letters, and we haven’t had many amusing movie-related interactions* here lately, I thought it might be time to dredge up an ancient rejection letter.  Random.org said I should choose this one, from Science Fiction Age:

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Teaser Tuesday 9/13/2016: (Still) “Seveneves”

See?  I told you it was going to take a few weeks to get through this one …

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I am the eye in the sky, looking at yooooouuuuu …

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Teaser Tuesday 9/6/2016: “Seveneves”

So this week, and given its size, probably for a few more weeks, I’ve been reading Seveneves, an apocalyptic doorstopper of a novel by Neal Stephenson.  Of course, “doorstopper of a novel” and “Neal Stephenson” do tend to go together; this particular one, if I shook it out of my eReader onto a stack of paper, would add up to about 900 pages, or about the same length of the original Shards before I split it into two parts, which I did because nobody is going to cough up $17.99 $11.99 (the current price of Seveneves) for an eBook by me …

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Is it my imagination or did the moon just explode?

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Teaser Tuesday 8/30/2016: “Palimpsest”

So this week I’ve been reading Palimpsest, by Catherynne M. Valente, which is not-inaccurately described by a Goodreads reviewer as “a book about a sexually-transmitted city“.

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Who’s That?

So last week we (mostly me) watched “Trouble with the Curve,” in which Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams work through their father/daughter issues, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake work through their career vs. relationship issues, and some kid fails to work through his curveball-hitting issues.

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“So then I says to him, I says, ‘Do you feel lucky, punk?’ And he did. But he wasn’t.”

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