Spent a large chunk of Friday, and all of Saturday and pretty much all of Sunday up in Boston at Boskone. My next conference is the Whidbey Island one just next week, so I guess I’d better get busy writing up material for my workshops there.
Anyway, while at Boskone, I got to attend a very interesting lecture (felt like university) by Alistair Reynolds (I’m reading his book Revelation Space when I can fit in a few moments here and there). It was about the resurgence of space opera and included a wonderful overview of the history thereof which I found quite interesting to hear summed up in such a fashion. Also met with a few clients and was promised more things to read! Two of those clients also spent some time trying to talk me into attending Necon. Hmmm….
Bought a few books from Larry Smith:
Pandora’s Star by Peter F. Hamilton
City of Pearl by Karen Traviss
Alphabet of Thorn by Patricia McKillip
Murder of Angels by Caitlin Kiernan
The Year of Our War by Steph Swainston
Toast by Charles Stross
Those will keep me busy for a while….