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Still great magazine stories. I finished off the December issue of “Asimov’s,” (The January issue is out already,) and read the newest installment of “Lockstep” in Analog magazine. There’s an amazing premise in that book, with hundreds of inhabited planets drifting through the dark reaches between nearby stars, all the inhabitants spending most of the time in cold sleep so that they don’t use too much of the resources that their bots are always gathering; and so that they can effectively travel anywhere in a month, because the people they’re going to meet have spent most of the travel time in cold sleep too. 🙂 And there’s some great character and narrative stuff in there too. I wonder why it was serialized, because it certainly seems strong enough that it could have been marketable as a traditional print novel.
I also started “The Ringworld Engineers” on Audible, since I enjoyed “The Ringworld Throne” so much. (This is actually a step backwards, if you’re not familiar with the series chronology.) I think I remember more of ‘Engineers’ from reading the paperback, but still come onto bits that make me think “Did I read that and forget it, or just skim over this part?” 😉
What I’m writing:
Well, I reached my 60k goal for Nanowrimo, finishing the ‘Soldiers’ story and starting another one, to work in my region’s “horses theme.” 🙂 Since December started, I’ve been going back to revisions on “Masterpiece”, going over my critters feedback, compiling a list of changes to make, and then making them.
What inspires me right now:
Doctor Who, my Odyssey friends, and tuna fish sandwiches. 😉
What else I’ve been up to:
Trying to finish my Odyssey critiques for this round, organizing video files for the Smart TV, and chatting with my new Nanowrimo friends over on Stringing Words.
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