Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Short Takes

(11/16/08) Joe Haldeman's new Marsbound seems to be his attempt at YA fiction. It's a bout a teenaged girl who emigrates to Mars with her parents and younger, pesty brother...wait a second! Can you say Podkayne? It's such a Heinlein ripoff. Haldeman's writing is always pretty good, though, so it's worth the read, but breaks no new ground.

(11/17/08) Finished the Haldeman book - pretty anticlimactic ending.

(11/23/08) Read a couple chapters of a book by Ron Paul, Revolution: A Manifesto. Interesting libertarian ideas, there.

(12/14/08) Reading the latest in the Greywalker series, Underground - slow so far.

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