Thus, while in San Diego to attend the science fiction convention Condor, I managed to finish reading the following books:
First was Osprey Weapon #12: The Uzi Submachine Gun, a weapon that I actually handled; a friend of my father's took me shooting skeet and urged me to try out his Uzi. The book goes into the history of its construction and use pretty deeply for such a short work.
Next was Squared Away, a Doonesbury comic collection, the latest one. Politics aside, I find these books are quite topical as to the dealings of the US, and to a lesser extent, the World for the period they cover.
Then, Osprey Weapon #15: The Browning Automatic Rifle. This was a very important weapon on the squad level for US Infantry in several major conflicts, most importantly during WWII. Interesting read.
Next was Star Trek Book 6: After Darkness, a graphic novel that followed the recent movie. Not impressive.
Lastly was Star Trek Book 7: The Khitomer Conflict, again, not that impressive. Yawn.
Purchasing the latter two was a spur of the moment decision. I have to re-think that, next time one of these graphic novels is released.