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Random meanderings about the books I love—or don't. 

Interspersed with observations about my hobbies: Beer & Wine, Bridge, Bikes and Bow-wows.

Currently reading

The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
Pontypool Changes Everything
Tony Burgess
Flight of the Dragonfly - Robert L. Forward I've always enjoyed Forward's novels, but somehow missed this one.

Near-future Science Fiction must be one of the hardest genres to write, because it is so easy to guess wrong, and have your readers laughing at what you thought life would be like in the next few years. So I was astonished by the accuracy of Forward's predictions. For a novel published in 1984, dealing with fields in which scientific knowledge has advanced so far in the intervening four decades, it's astounding how much he's got right!

Bravo!