Aug 222010

Going to Dragon*con? Going to Weyrfest (aka Worlds of Anne McCaffrey)?

What a chance to do something really cool? Have a good speaking voice? Aren’t afraid to speak in front of people?

Then this might be for you!

We’re going to be doing a multi-person reading of The Ship Who Sang and we need people to fill out the remaining roles. Most of these roles are small, one or two lines, with the exception of Tanner (male) and the Reverend Mother (female) – both are multi-line (but not major) roles.

Most of all, it’ll be fun.

So check out the Weyrfest’s Livejournal entry and sign up before all the roles are taken!

 Posted by at 10:07
Aug 202010

Bonobo Handshake by Vannessa Woods was on my must-read list since I first heard about it.

I’ve known about bonobos since 1984 (or earlier). If chimpanzees represent the Dark Side of humanity, Bonobos represent the Light. They are amazing creatures.

The book is amazing, too, not only for its honesty but for its ability to blend exploration of humanity growth and tragedy with the investigation into the bonobos.

I do hope Ms. Woods writes more!

 Posted by at 21:28
Aug 192010

My booksigning in Torrance was a lot of fun. I got there early (you can never predict LA traffic) and, after picking up a few books I was interested, sat in the little area set up for me early, too.

There were a fair number of people there already, so I just started nattering at them and they seemed to enjoy it. Later, I read the For Readers New to Pern section and the first six pages of the first chapter.

I had a great time and I hope everyone there did, too!

 Posted by at 18:47
Aug 192010

If you’re into military history and you’ve progressed to the point of considering the role economics play in military campaign, then this book looks like the first in what will hopefully be a long list of books which become military economics.

I’ve just started and am taking it slowly but I’m finding it intriguing and thought-provoking, to say the least.

 Posted by at 18:44