Random musings on books, code, and tabletop games.
Solstice Wood, by Patrickia A. McKillip, copyright 2006, Ace Books/the Berkley Publishing Group/the Penguin Group/Pengiun Group (USA) Inc, February 2006. Good.
The Twylight Tower, by Karen Harper; Delacorte Press/Random House Inc, March 2001.
Maeve, by Jo Clayton
The Fatal Fashione, by Karen Harper; Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur/St. Martin's Press, January 2006. Using historical persons as main characters is always chancy, and using them as main viewpoint charactacters even more so, but in this series it seems to work ok, as far as my limited knowledge can tell.
Diadem from the Stars, by Jo Clayton
A Walk Out Of The World, by Ruth Nichols, copyright 1969; first published by Harcourt, Brace & World; Ace Fantasy/The Berkley Publishing Group, February 1986. A slight but interesting book from my childhood. Oddly grim.
Wednesday, 18 January 2006
RPG Sales down in 2005
Or so John Nephew says.
Mike Mearls had also reflected on the year.
Silverheart, A Novel of the Multiverse, by Michael Moorcock and Storm Constantine; copyright 2005 by Michael Moorcock and Storm Constantine; Pyr/Prometheus Books, 2005.
A Feast For Crows, Book Four of A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin; A Bantam Spectra Book/Bantam Dell/Random House, Inc., November 2005. Good, but depressing.
The Far Side of the Stars, by David Drake; Baen Books/Baen Publishing Enterprises, October 2003.
Dragon Hunter, by Charles Gallenkamp, copyright 2001; Penguin Books, 2002. A very interesting biography of Roy Chapman Andrews, the explorer and leader of the Central Asiatic Expeditions of 1922 to 1930.
East of Midnight, by Tanith Lee, copyright 1977; St. Martin's Press, 1978. An early Sword & Sorcery novel by Lee.
Subterranean, by James Rollins, copyright 1999 by Jim Czajkowski; Avon Books, Inc, June 1999.
To get Chicken version 2.207 to compile with MinGW I had to change the line in configure that read
mingw_libdir=`mingw32-gcc -print-prog-name=ld | sed 's%/lib/gcc-lib/.*%/lib%'`
mingw_libdir=`mingw32-gcc -print-prog-name=ld | sed 's%/lib/gcc/.*%/lib%'`