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writing palencar horrid glory

it's wonderful. everywhere. so white.

Stayed up too late last night finishing the book I need to review today.

Another nice review from Publishers Weekly, this one on Bone and Jewel Creatures.

"Few family feuds feature gem-studded automatons facing off against zombies, but this quirky short fantasy by Hugo-winner Bear (By the Mountain Bound) is the exception."

The whole review is about 3/4 of the way down the page.

Link Salad: Here's Terry Pratchett, author and gentleman, on what he prefers to call "assisted dying."

Today's to-do list:
Book review
Grail
Errands (buy dog food and office supplies)
Climbing
Criminal Minds

And hey, that's the email shoveled. Guess it's time to start writing that book review now.

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The full lecture that article is based on is on the BBC iPlayer

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00qmfgn/Richard_Dimbleby_Lecture_Shaking_Hands_with_Death/

If you're outside the UK, and can't access that, it seems that someone has uploaded it in 6 chunks onto YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUE3pBIuAGk (part 1)

It's a very moving talk, in part through its content and in part because the bulk of it, after Sir Terry's introduction, is delivered by actor Tony Robinson because, as a result of his early-onset Alzheimer's, Sir Terry can find sustained reading difficult. And this works very well; I've heard Sir Terry speak on several occasions, and without at any time lapsing into a mere impression of him Tony Robinson very nicely captures his rhythm and manner of speaking.

Edited at 2010-02-03 01:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Sir Terry has given me something to think about.
Sir Terry is like that.
Which is another reason I love my home state of Oregon. I would rather finish the book and close the cover, than subject myself to medical torture to "prolong my life", that to me is true horror.