June 29th, 2003

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Oh, another weekend oncall

Just finished this book (which I essentially read through 75% of, just by waiting on hold for people this weekend oncall):

The Robert Heinlein Interview and Other Heinleiniana by J. Neil Schulman

This book is a recap of an interview which Heinlein gave to Schulman at about the time that I Will Fear No Evil and Time Enough For Love came out. They discussed a number of issues, and for this, the book is pretty good. However, the author is apparently heavily involved in the Libertarian Movement, and he uses much of this book to indicate Heinlein's leaning towards this political outlook. The other materials in the book were generally articles written by the author about Heinlein, or reviews of his books for a variety of venues, including Libertarian magazines.

All in all, I found it fairly interesting, but NOT as kick-ass as I'd hoped for.

By the by, couldn't find in on Amazon.com; I ordered it from Uncle Hugo's Bookstore in Minnesota (the Twin Cities), however, it is supposed to be available in an electronic version from pulpless.com (haven't checked there, myself)

Based on the comments above, you can get the idea that I'm spending way too much time waiting for other people and I can't seem to advance very fast getting my own work done. It's that time of year; residents and interns are advancing; new students are stumbling around trying to understand new systems, and with the heat to just add that lovely bit of sweat to the proceedings, alls not right with the world.

For those of you whom I promised certain postings: I'll get to it, real soon now! Honest!
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Finally home, for a few minutes at least

I'm sorry to say that I had to dump a book again. I hate to have to do that, but I have so many that I want to read, that when a book really turns me off, I just have to deep-six it.

The book in question is Beastmaster's Ark by Andre Norton & Lyn McConchie. I loved the two Beastmaster books (Lord of Thunder; The Beastmaster) written by Norton back in the 60s, but I haven't been pleased much lately with books written by &s. I had great hopes for it, but I let the hardcover pass me by. When it came out in paperback, I jumped on it. Unfortunately, it just didn't hold my interest through the first chapter. As I said, I have plenty more to read, so I just let it go. *sigh*
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