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23rd December 2005

Mostly good

  • 23rd Dec, 2005 at 2:55 PM
holiday vila

Bad: So much for the summer solstice. It's been cool and wet and very windy, and just a couple of weeks ago it was hot. I hope it improves by Sunday because we're supposed to be going to a barbecue.

Good: I'm home! My contract is finished and I'm so looking forward to a few weeks off. I'm off out shortly to buy a cappuccino frosty to celebrate.

Excellent: I got an advance copy of Chronicles, which includes one of my stories. I'm going to enjoy a sit down and a nice cup of tea later today while I read the stories and admire the editor Andrew's illustrations and jokes.

Not so good: Andrew is stepping down as guest editor. I'm sorry because he was great to deal with. I do hope Chronicles continues. There aren't many B7 zines left and this was the only gen one.


Amazing dreams of a white Christmas

  • 23rd Dec, 2005 at 6:04 PM

I didn't realise that the SF mag Amazing still existed. After buying several from the 50s at the local pawn shop (along with a lot of others of the same vintage) I went back today to see if they had anything else in. I found two modern Amazings from 1999 and 2000, and they look pretty good too, packed with good stories and reviews of SF novels. One has a cover featuring a lovely painting of Lyta and G'Kar which matches a story about them by JMS; among the others, there's also a Heechee novella by Frederik Pohl. The other has Captain Proton on the cover and a story about him; how geeky is that--a story about a fictional character's favourite fictional character?. One of the other stories is a Harry Harrison alternate history. Pretty good reading for $5 each.

And here's a different look at a White Christmas that a friend sent me. Vila would approve.

I'm dreaming of a White ChristmasCollapse )


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