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Okay, Comcrap seems to have fixed whatever was wrong with itself. I'm back online.

I had a lovely time Saturday with the SF book group at the library. It's a really good diverse group of folks and we had a lovely time ripping In The Garden of Iden by Kage Baker to shreds. What an awful book. It claimed to be a science fiction time travel novel, but wound up revealing itself to be a bad historical romance. And mcmiller, I think you'd agree with me that the historical romance was very poorly written. There was very little attention to period accuracy. The lead character kept expressing her shock over the Mundanes' lack of concern over the loss of their civil rights. I wanted to smack her and say "You're in the 16th Century! You don't get concern for civil rights for another two hundred years!"

We all went to dinner afterward at Logan's Roadhouse, and I found out one of the group didn't know that Tennant was leaving as The Doctor. I took great delight in recounting the screaming of the fangirls whining over how it Wasn't Fair. And I've got a line-in for a Fluxx group! Also, I've got an invite to Txgiving dinner since I can't make it down to Roanoke til Friday.

I've also made an Arrangement for labour in exchange for hand-made beadwork. Yes, I do love to indulge my passion for handmade jewelry.


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Nov. 17th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
Well, some of my friends disagree about In The Garden of Iden. I don't think Charlie has ever responded to one of my reviews before.

And here's a picture of what I finished yesterday; I should have shown it to you there.
Nov. 17th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
oh that is *lovely*. you do beautiful work!
Nov. 17th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
Nov. 17th, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
I have a special loathing for people imposing modern morality on historical settings, even though it is unavoidable to a certain extent. (After all, our modern brains with our modern thoughts wouldn't be able to relate very well otherwise.) I can't imagine I'd much enjoy a fake future morality imposed on a historical setting.

On the other hand, my dad gave us a copy of that book with the suggestion that we read it, so perhaps some hard core sci-fi fans can overlook it.
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