September 10th, 2019

blackhat

Awesome, not depressing, 200 pageish science fiction since 2014

[personal profile] egret is asking for a recommendation for her syllabus and, while she and i share some connections, we don't share all our connections, and i think some of you who aren't connected to her may have advice.

In addition to the above, the book should appeal to young people of all races and genders.

See https://egret.dreamwidth.org/693279.html?mode=reply

I am a lousy reader. I also read ebooks so i have NO idea how long they are. But from my notes i can pull up these:

I have notes about Join, and can't recall it (clearly?): https://elainegrey.dreamwidth.org/680396.html Also don't know about "not depressing."

The Ancillary series is probably longer than desired?

Jemsin's The Broken Earth -- is that more fantasy?

Becky Chambers' Wayfarers series has great world building and is about identity in many ways -- seems good for younger folks.

Any other ideas?

blackhat

Morning

Working from Mom & Dad's, the sound of Dad urging Mom through her daily exercises muffled by the door but audible. Oh, parents.

I am in self-created procrastination work hell. I know a good part of what's going on is my own fear of my impact on the company: i am making big recommendations, not in the details recommendations. I finally got a head of steam going yesterday afternoon, so i worked to dusk. This is me procrastinating in the morning.... again.

Christine had a rough afternoon between elephants and a likely migraine. This morning she had finally decided the headache was a migraine, and so hopefully the migraine meds are alleviating the symptoms.

Maybe i ought to take something for the stress headache i'm building....