Daily Archives: Saturday, 2nd Nov 2013

Stuff Report – 2 November 2013

Here we go with another weightless report.

Nice quiet day, which began with an only slightly damp walk for newspapers with my brother[1]. Well, after breakfast that is.

And it ended with a meal at Frankie and Bennys with Geoff[2] and his daughters, which was all very nice indeed.

No fresh pictures, so here’s a photo I took a while ago in Newcastle:

The Response (Detail)

The Response (Detail)

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/35s
Focal length: 55mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 14 September, 2013

[1] Hi Geoff!  :wave:
[2] My brother, do keep up…

Charles Stross – Equoid

While we’re waiting for the next full-length novel in the excellent Charlie Stross’s excellent Laundry series to appear next year, the kind author has kindly[1] let us have what publishers like to call a novella. In other words, a longish short story released as an ebook. The action fits in between The Jennifer Morgue and The Fuller Memorandum, and once again features Bob Howard being sent into action. The fun and games this time involve Something Nasty in the Stables, H P Lovecraft’s letters, and the usual mix of Deadly Peril from extra-dimensional wossnames and bonkers humour.

It’s available for not very much at all, and is highly recommended. It’s available for not very much at all, so what are you waiting for?

[1] There’s a lot of repetition in this post. I’m not at all sure why…

Terry Pratchett – Snuff (Revisited)

And so we reach the end of the Great Terry Pratchett Re-read-athon. When I started this just over six months ago, my Cunning Plan was to have re-read all the Discworld books by the time the new one appeared in the autumn. And despite a few breaks to read other things, weeks when I didn’t seem to find any reading time to speak of, not to mention the occasional shortage of the necessary tuits to write about the books, I’ve made it.

But it can’t end there, can it? There are a pile of other Terry Pratchett books I’ll need to re-read and add to the ever-growing main post. And there will be a new book very soon. But all that can wait for now, as it’s time to talk about the 39th Discworld novel.

And, err, well, I think I covered it quite nicely when I muttered about it two years ago, so once again I’ll refer you to my older review:

Terry Pratchett – Snuff (2011 review)

Coming soon – a shiny new Discworld book!