Mr. X

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  1. The chance to live in Corvallis instead of Madison?
  2. The Stone Sky is fantastic. I don't even know what I'm going to read next. That will probably come down to what I find tomorrow morning when I'm on the subway and decide to look at what's available on my Kindle.
  3. I am also reading this right now. Currently about a third of the way through. Loved the first two books, and loving this one so far.
  4. I totally read it. It's....something. Kind of amazing.
  5. I just logged on to the board intending to start a thread for you, but you beat me to it! Happy birthday! And happy birthday to Aemon Stark as well! Pretty cool day to be born, if I do say so myself.
  6. It felt like a good time to dive into a comfort (re)read, so I picked up Tim Powers' Last Call again. Couldn't tell you how many times I've read this now. I won't even pretend to be unbiased about this book. But it is so lovely to be reading something that I enjoy so much. Last book I read before that was The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man by David Maurer. It's an overview of the culture of American con men in the 40's, written by a linguistics professor. It's interesting. The glossary is a hoot, and reading the descriptions of the cons feels like doing the background work for some of David Mamet's films.
  7. Not yet, but from what I've read, a collection is planned once they're done writing the novellas. Or the series. Or both. Pretty sure I've seen either Ty or Daniel refer to the compilation as being book #10, as the series itself is planned to be 9 novels.
  8. It's a standalone. Gaiman has used some characters in later works, but that's more a "writing in the same world" thing than a series thing.
  9. I originally described it to Xray as being short because I read the entire thing on my commute home, but then I remembered that my train was delayed so the commute was longer than usual. Still, it seemed to me like the shortest of the novellas. Not a complaint at all, just an observation. I think the relative brevity served the story well -- I didn't want everything to be neatly explained and tied up at the end.
  10. For clipping., you can always go here, scroll down to the tracklist, and click the play button next to 1. You can watch the video at the top of that page if you want a quick sense of them, but the album is much better in sequence.
  11. You'll do anything to avoid paying for airfare, won't you?
  12. I thought of you a couple weeks ago when I realized that, after a post-shopping purge of old clothes, I no longer own any white socks.
  13. Not me. The only novel from my nominations that made the shortlist is The Obelisk Gate. Come to think of it, I must really not be in tune with the Hugo nomination mindset this year. In the categories where I nominated, I had only one make the final list in all of them except Dramatic Presentation - Short Form, where I had both clipping. and The Expanse. On the bright side, that means more new things to read. Hope it goes better than my initial forays into the Best Novel list.
  14. Good luck!