May 5th, 2009

Big Damn Heroes

Midnight Robber

Midnight Robber Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
A hard SF revelation set in a Caribbean diaspora - nanotech AI has always assisted and tutored a young girl until her father's crime takes them both off-planet to a radically different frontier existence where the living is hard and birdlike aliens will become her new allies. A stirring and provocative poetic tale of a young woman's fighting her way to free adulthood and out of shadows of her father's wrongness.

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I am now a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers. They sent me a certificate and everything; I just got it in the mail. ASNE was established in 1888. I'm feeling rather honorable and historic at this particular moment, I must say.
Brian and Anne

Penguicon 2009

Penguicon 2009
Originally uploaded by skysinger.

I said I would post when skysinger got his pictures up from Penguicon. And here I am, keeping promises. Hope you don't assume a precedent from this or anything...

Shown in the current picture are myself and Nancy, Nancy sporting an absolutely fabulous Hat, and myself sporting a blue "H" in the middle of my forehead. It's much easier to host a party when you have a hologram do it for you, I must say. Tip 'o the hat to Dan for the easiest costume ever, transferred to moi from his very own forehead, I do believe. It sure made a lot of people smile and chuckle and make clever comments that resulted in further emotive displays in the smiling-chuckling sort of range.