Lacking Natural Simplicity

Random musings on books, code, and tabletop games.

Recent Reading

  • Jhereg, by Steven Brust, copyright 1983; Ace/The Berkley Publishing Group, April 1983; my copy is the 4th printing, July 1984. The 1st book in Brust's series about Vlad Taltos, Jhereg crimelord and assassin. Reading these books again after 20 years is like talking with an old friend, just like rereading Dumas's Musketeer novels, which is amusing, considing the connection between the Vlad Taltos books and Brust's Khaavren Romances books, which are explicitly modeled on Dumas's Musketeer books.

  • Yendi, by Steven Brust, copyright 1984; Ace Books/The Berkley Publishing Group, July 1984.

  • On the Oceans of Eternity, by S.M. Stirling, copyright 2000; Roc/New American Library/Penguin Puntam Inc./Pengiun Books Ltd, April 2000. The 3rd and so far final book in the Nantucket series.

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