Sunday, May 21, 2006

Morning After, The Night Before

Today looks promising, the rain has moved out and in it's place we actually have some rays of sunshine. Sunny Bloody Sunday, hopefully.

Still smiling after Finland's victory last night - I wonder how they'll follow that entry next year? At least we will have the pleasure of seeing Lordi next year performing the winning song. Laugh at the competition, but it's probably boosted their record sales and visibility hugely.

No rest for the wicked. I 'm currently working through the latest assignment, which for those interested, is all about trusts. Yes, if there's one thing guaranteed to send any human to sleep it's the meer mention of trustees, assignments and beneficiaries. Why is the law such a pain in the ass?

Reading Material

On the side I have managed to work my way through the latest issue of Postscripts. One good tale so far and one average, so it's a positive start, with the interview with Elizabeth Hand combining well with a cup of tea. I'll put a short review of the issue up once I've moved on. Thanks to those who enjoyed the words on the Mike Carey review. I'm inexperienced in writing literature reviews, as my background is with computer games which you approach from a different perspective. And in Gamestyle we never use the first person during our reviews, so I'm torn when writing about a book.

On order I have Keeping It Real by Justina Robson, which I am looking forward to, here is the synopsis:

"The Quantum Bomb of 2015 changed everything. The fabric that kept the universe's different dimensions apart was torn and now, six years later, the people of earth exist in uneasy company with the inhabitants of, amongst others, the elven, elemental and demonic realms. Magic is real and can be even more dangerous than technology. Elves are exotic, erotic, dangerous and really bored with the constant Lord of the Rings references. Elementals are a law unto themselves and demons are best left well to themselves. Special agent Lila Black used to be pretty but now she's not so sure. Her body is now more than half restless carbon and metal alloy machinery. A machine she's barely in control of. It goes into combat mode, enough weapons for a small army springing from within itself, at the merest provocation. As for her heart ...well ever since being drawn into a Game by the elven rockstar she's been assigned to protect, she's not even sure she can trust that any more either."

Sounds good, and it's just been published by Gollancz. The Aust Gate do have signed copies in, so I'd recommend ordering from them. Not only are you helping out a worthwhile retailer, but the service is top notch as well.

Footba'

It strikes me that for a blog named partially after Fife's finest team, I don't actually spend much time going on about events at the Rovers. During the season there is normally a good reason for that, however they've already started plans for next season. Some good, positive, signings have been made and the season ticket options accomodate more types of fans than ever before. I will go to more games next season - it is something I've grown out of recently - as football is too expensive (especially 2nd division, it's not premier league) and the cost of a match can equal a good hardback or a few paperbacks.

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