Hugo thoughts

Thursday, 7 May 2015 20:09
vik_thor: (Pen)
I bought a supporting membership so this year's WorldCon, Sasquan, early in April. A couple days after the Hugo nominations had been announced, but before a lot of the Puppygate stuff had blown up. I am currently working my way through the various nominated works.

I grabbed an ebook from Castalia House that has the nominated works by John C. Wright. After reading it, I know I will be voting No Award above the works by Mr. Wright. My biggest issue with them is the fact that they are Christian fiction first, and science fiction/fantasy second. They pound it over your head. Where C.S. Lewis alludes and hints, Mr. Wright SHOUTS it in your face. That may be to some peoples taste, but not me.

I picked up a copy of Sex Criminals Volume One: One Weird Trick at Free Comic Book Day. (Newcastle Comics was having a Buy 2 graphic Novels, Get 1 Free sale. I was already getting 2, so I grabbed Sex Criminals for free.) Haven't started reading it yet.

I am on the waiting list at the St. Louis County Library for a copy of Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu (translated by Ken Liu). I had actually heard about it before the nominations were announced, on a spot on NPR. (If this wins, I wonder if both the author and translator will get Hugos?)

[ profile] javarod/Seph has a copy of Skin Game, by Jim Butcher. I have not read all of the other books in the Dresden Files, so it will be interesting to see how it handles as a stand-alone work.

I actually grabbed the wrong book by Ann Leckie at the library. I grabbed Ancillary Justice, but the nominated work is Ancillary Sword. Justice is interesting so far.

I'm going to have to start a list for works I want to nominate for next year's Hugo. Haven't decided if I want to go to MidAmericon II in Kansas city next year. Not sure if I would enjoy going to such a big con. Archon is even a bit much for me. Will definitely get a Supporting Membership.

Happy New Year

Tuesday, 1 January 2013 01:07
vik_thor: (barcode)
Happy new year to all!
And to all a good night!

Books and comics, oh my.

Got most of a bottle of sparkling wine in me, so just a bit drunk.

Today, gotta work on getting my books in order.
Next order of business is getting them into database.
Then going through all my comics, getting them into databases, figuring out what I want to sell.

Heck, I've got 2 boxes of books I need to find a place to sell to. Jack has a book to.
We've also got several boxes of comics already that we've decided to sell.
vik_thor: (Asgard)
Ai-eye-ai and Oy Vey.
Starting on sorting my books, and have a long way to go. (and this isn't even counting the boxes I still have at work.)
At this point I have most of the non-fiction separated out from the fiction. And most of the A's and B's sorted out. (Have more Piers Anthony than I thought! and I know I have more Isaac Asimov than is here. Obviously, those will be in the boxes still at work.)
Star Trek and other series are separated out, as well as anthologies.
(yes, my library training is showing.)


Saturday, 17 March 2007 07:22
vik_thor: (Tom)
Yeesh, I seem to have already gotten into cycle of new job at GoDaddy.
Went to sleep about 10:30pm.
Woke up about 5:00am. :(
I really did not want to wake up that early.
oh well.

Today, I will probably do some bookscouting.

Jos and I need to start getting boxes for our move.


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