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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.

Date: 2014-11-28 10:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hitchhiker.livejournal.com
have you read much of clarke's short stories? he's truly at his best there.

Date: 2014-12-01 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psi-star-psi.livejournal.com
I have read a number of them. I tend to like his shorts and novellas better, but since the collections I read were always mixed in with other people's shorts, I have a hard time remembering which are his.

Date: 2014-12-01 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hitchhiker.livejournal.com
i'd recommend checking out some of his collections. "of time and stars" and "the wind from the sun" are both good.

archer is great too :) friend made me watch the first couple of eps, and i keep meaning to sit down and work my way through it

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