May 16th, 2009

singular destiny

A Singular Destiny reviewed!

defcons_treklit reviews Star Trek: A Singular Destiny for Unreality SF, giving it a rating of 81%.

Money quote:
You could call A Singular Destiny a transitional novel, and you would be right, since it picks up the Alpha Quadrant in the state David Mack left it at the end of Destiny and carries it to the beginning of the "next big thing" for Trek literature, the Typhon Pact arc. But the great thing about A Singular Destiny is that it doesn’t really feel like a transitional novel, and easily sucks you in on its own merits. Overall, it's a strong novel, once again showcasing how talented a writer Keith R.A. DeCandido really is. Where other writers might have settled with unceremoniously bringing the Trek universe from Point A to Point B, he creates a tale that keeps the reader caring for the characters the whole time, while never losing the focus.

Thanks for the review, Jens! *beam*
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Schott's Miscellany 15 May 2009

Joe DiMaggio began his record-breaking 56-game hitting streak (1941)


1. Very Light: perceptible only on tide-gauge records
2. Light: noticed by those living along the shore
3. Rather Strong: generally noticed; flooding of sloping coasts; small boats carried away
4. Strong: shore flooding; light scouring; solid structures near the coast injured
5. Very Strong: shore flooding to some depth; solid structures damaged; light structures destroyed; severe scouring; people drowned; strong roar
6. Disastrous: partial or complete destruction of structures far from shore; coast flooding to great depths; big ships severely damaged; many casualties

The fact of having been born is a bad augury for immortality.
George Santayana (1863-1952)
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Well, went back to the dojo today for the first time in three weeks and Christ, did I miss it. It was really really nice to be back, and I was glad to see that I remembered everything (except for one flub on Kenshikai Self-Defense #8).

I'm exhausted now, of course, but still it was great. One unexpected benefit: a bunch of little owies and aches and pains in my legs that have been a minor issue for months and months don't bother me hardly at all after three weeks on the disabled list.

I think I'm going to need a nap soon, though................
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Saturday stuff....

Large chunks of the Great Switcheroo were accomplished today. I have a good feeling that we'll both be ensconsed in our respective new bedrooms by tomorrow night. The three bookcases that I'm taking with me into the new bedroom are all there, and two of them are filled. terri_osborne's three bookcases that are replacing them in what was my office and is now the library are in, and need to be filled. I still need to move the stuff from one desk to the other. I also need to move the DVD/CD cabinet out of my new bedroom office and into the living room so there's room for my other stuff....

With luck, this is my last night sleeping in my old office.

Terri and I also caught bits of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy on Sci-Fi, and sweet touchdown Jesus, did they butcher it. Still, I suppose we should just be grateful that Sci-Fi is showing a movie on Saturday night that doesn't suck....

Gonna try to work on Gone and Back #2 tonight.
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