“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”


"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Weekend wrap-up

Nice, relaxing weekend here - actual vacation time is a rare thing, so I enjoyed it. Got to spend a good time with the kids, plus let my wife get a couple of naps. Got some cleaning done, cooked a few meals, and all that. So nothing awe inspiring, but it was very much needed.

Along with that actually finished a book as well - the munchkins were generous! I'd been meaning to read The Weapon by Michael Z. Williamson for quite a while now, and damn I was impressed. Excellent writing, the plot flowed very well and I enjoyed pretty much every bit of it. He definitely captured well the mindset and possibilities of a well-trained special operations force, and put it in a science fiction setting (although not so sci-fi as to require serious suspension of disbelief) - a case of excellent research by the writer combined with a healthy dose of "what if?" My only criticism would be that I wish it had been longer, as there were parts I definitely would have liked to have seen more of. So - good recommendation on this one, and I'll be reading his other stuff to see if it compares.

Have to go back to work this week, so hopefully the updates will get more exciting than me enjoying being at home.

4 comments:

Dori said...

and yet I find your "quiet weekend at home" stories perfectly delightful...

Chad Amberg said...

Damnit making me buy the book...

Jon said...

Something I'll have to check out. Cool. In return I'll toss out a recommendation of my own. The Last Centurion by John Ringo. Its... different. Written 'blog' style its the story of what happens to the world in about 20 years when it all goes to pieces. Its definately got a political slant (one which doesn't bother me, because I agree with it) but it is a fascinating and fun read. I enjoyed it.

-Jon

Sean said...

Thanks Jon - I've been meaning to give Ringo's stuff a try, perhaps I'll pick this one up for the first.