📚 3/2021: Ringworld by Larry Niven ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1971 Hugo Best Novel
This was one of my formative SF books of childhood, and for the most part, still holds up well, especially in the sheer mind-boggling nature of the Ringworld itself and the true alien-ness of the puppeteers.
📚 2/2021: The Dark Veil by James Swallow ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #startrek
A year after the attack on Mars and Picard’s retirement, Riker and the Titan (including Troi and Thad, their first child) face off with Romulans while assisting a mysterious alien ship. More good backstory building.
📚1/2021: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1969 Hugo Best Novel
This was excellent, and rather remarkably topical for being 50+ years old. Addressing gender and politics personal and national, and though many points are quite dark, with definite hope.
This shirt seemed particularly important today.
📚 fifty-three of 2020: The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson ⭐️⭐️⭐️
A little journalism and a lot of alcohol in late ‘50s Puerto Rico. You can definitely see the seeds of the later Fear and Loathing in this.
Good morning and merry Christmas, all, however you celebrate (or tolerate) the day! I hope it’s a good and safe day for you and all those you care about.
📚 fifty-two of 2020: Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse ⭐️⭐️⭐️
A fun YA fantasy monster fighting adventure based on Navajo mythology. Part of Rick Riordan’s project to use his clout to to highlight marginalized voices and cultures, which I very much respect.
📚 fifty-one of 2020: I, Robot by Isaac Asimov. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Sure, Asimov’s gender politics don’t age particularly well. But he was always a brilliant and breezy writer, and for all his faults, he’ll always be a favorite. This collection of robotic puzzlers is always enjoyable.
A “behind the scenes” peek at how my setup for indulging my DJ Wüdi alter-ego is arranged. djay Pro AI on the top monitor, OBS and associated support apps on the iMac’s screen. The controller is a Pioneer DDJ-400.
📚 fifty of 2020: Smut Peddler Presents: Silver ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The latest in @ironcircuscomix’s always enjoyable series of erotic comic anthologies. This time, all about love and lust among older participants (though I was amused to note that I’m older than some of the subjects!).