Nov. 23rd, 2014

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I finished off Rendezvous with Rama last week. It was one of my trips to work in SJ, so I had time on the plane ride and away from my computer to do reading and TV. I enjoyed the book, though it didn't do much to change my overall opinion that while Clarke is phenomenal in setting the technical details of his worlds, his writing style still doesn't grab me like Asimov or Heinlein. Oh, well, it was still worth a read.

I stayed with [livejournal.com profile] allanh and his husband Randy on this trip, so I spent some time most evenings watching The Daily Show and such in Randy's man-cave. Since they live on the Light Rail line, I used that to get back and forth to work or SJC. This gave me plenty of time to read a 1602 sequel, plus Kevin Smith's The Bionic Man. The latter is an updated version of the saga of Steve Austin set in the current time period (2 years ago when it came out). It covers all of the essentials of the story, explains away a number of the recurring complaints, and was just a well-done story. I passed it to [livejournal.com profile] aelfie afterward, and she gave it a thumbs-up also. I heartily recommend it to fans of the original.

Other bits of time I filled watching shows on my tablet. I finished the first season of The Office (original UK), then watched the last episode of Arrested Development - Season 1. At that point Amazon Prime mentioned that Archer is available. Hey, I keep hearing about that, and now it's free! My favorite price. So I watched a couple of episodes. Oh, my! Wow, it's everything I'd heard and beyond. Yowza! My kind of wrongness.

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