Psychohistorical Crisis, by Donald Kingsbury; A Tor Book, Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2001. An interesting updating of the ideas in Isaac Asimov's Foundation series.
Random musings on books, code, and tabletop games.
Tuesday, 17 May 2005
Interesting Lisp books from Bill Clementson, divided by category.
Joel on Software explains what Simonyi really meant by Hungarian Notation and how it came to be misused.
The Incredibles, 2004; Directed and written by Brad Bird. This was incredible.
The Charnel Prince, by Gregory J. Kyes; Ballantine Pub Group, 2004. This is the second novel in Keyes's The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone. I enjoyed it despite not having read the first novel.
Shi mian mai fu, also known as House of Flying Daggers; 2004. Directed by Yimou Zhang; writing by Feng Li, Bin Wang, and Yimou Zhang. Vivid.
Gilgamesh, A New English Version, by Stephen Mitchell, performed by George Guidall; essay read by John …McDunna? Recorded Books, 2004.
Dune Messiah, by Frank Herbert; Berkley, September 1975; fifty- fifth printing, February 1986.
Destroyer, by C.J. Cherryh; DAW Books, February 2005. It's good this series still has more to say.
A Stroke of Midnight, by Laurell K. Hamilton; Ballantine Books, 2005. Good, although the plot is getting lost in the sex.
Man-Thing, 2005. Directed by Brett Leonard, character by Steve Gerber, written by Hans Rodionoff. Bad.
Assassin's Quest, by Robin Hobb, copyright 1997; A Bantam Spectra Book, Bantam Books, a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc, January 1998.
I've been watching the reruns of Sci Fi's Battlestar Galactica series for a couple weeks, and I've decided that, on the whole, I rather like them, and almost certain I like them more than the original series.