Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Lee Child / A Wanted Man / Jack Reacher Novels

1. This is not Science Fiction
2. This is not Fantasy
3. This does require some Suspension of Beliefs

Lee Child is a good story teller
He has developed a great protagonist
The Jack Reacher Novels are on my Read Now list
I set aside anything I'm reading and read about Jack
Jack Reacher is just one of those characters
You just want to know what he's going to do next

Reacher does not delegate
Reacher does not avoid
Reacher does not equivocate
Reacher does not whine
Jack Reacher deals with it

"It" is usually a deserving bad boy, or girl
Reacher does not wait for the authorities
Jack Reacher personifies authority
You miss behave, you are likely to die

Jack Reacher, Uber-Libertarian
Reacher is The-Law-Unto-Himself

I should feel guilty
Reading these stories
I don't

If you start, start with book 1, The Killing Floor (1997)
I just finished book 17, A Wanted Man
I am once again, satisfied

Thank goodness for patrons willing to share
The guy said my music picks are just what he listens to
Then he suggested The Avett Brothers
WoW! My Kind Of Music, Our Kind Of Music
Thanks pal!
Coming our way soon
Emotionalism, I love the title
Music for emotional boys (and girls)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Devon Monk / Tin Swift / The Age Of Steam #2 / I Love Cowboy Steampunk / I Live In Wyoming

Devon Monk continues to shine
I am very fond of her characters
You get to know the person wearing the boots
They are not shallow
They are not caricatures

Tin Swift, book 2, The Age of Steam, delivers
Cedar Hunt is still cursed
The wolf haunts his decision making
The Strange have devised a weapon of mass destruction
It must be stopped

Airships come into play
Glorious airships
Dirigibles all
Captain Hink has the best of them
Smaller, Faster, Higher, Further...

Miss Small in enamored with the Captain
Miss Small Loves his airship
Miss Small wants to tinker
Miss Small wants to devise
The Captain is fascinated by Miss Small

The Witch is in peril
Cedar is unhappy
The Coven is messing with his person of interest
Pity the Coven if they harm his Witch
No harm had better come to the Witch

Machinations or no machinations
The job must be done
The Strange must be stopped
The Device must be dealt with
The World must be saved

Cedar is on the job
Captain Hink is on the job
Rose is on the job
Miss Small is on the job
They have some help

Music soon to be ordered
Soon to be in the library
I'm chomping at the bit
I want my music,and I want it now
Don't miss this new boy in town

John Fullbright
From the Ground Up
(I'll link this when it arrives)

Monday, October 1, 2012

First Machine Dynasty / Madeline Ashby's, vN / Science Fiction Is Alive And Very Well

I loved vN with all my heart and all my soul
If Madeline Ashby writes nothing more
She has left an indelible mark on me
Thank you Madeline, Thank you very much

It starts innocent enough
Innocents is lost, brutally
Catch your breath brutally
It had to be

Reading this story
Slowly opens your heart
Asimov's three laws begin to percolate
Something new is going on

She is/was, was/is so innocent
Her AI heart is so compassionate
She is not guilty
Her intent is always genuine

The humans
Oh the humans
So human
Heavens to Murgatroyd!

It's time to rethink robots and AI
This is where you begin

All you need to start a revolution
Bob Dylan, his second Lp (1963)
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Still on my play list after all these years