May 25th, 2008

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21. Seeker by Jack McDevitt [x]
22. The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester [x]
23. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
24. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
25. The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene [x]
26. Wild Seed by Octavia Butler [x]
27. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card [x]

Just to kind of keep things straight in my mind...

I still have Foundation by Asimov and Old Man's War by John Scalzi. I also just ordered the new Dean Koontz book, Odd Hours, and some more of the Ender books: Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind and Ender's Shadow (Amazon had a paperback 4-for-3 deal).

I've also been reading A Knight and His Horse and A Knight and His Weapons by R. Ewart Oakeshott and Eyewitness: Knight by Christopher Gravett (the Eyewitness books are written for kids, but they're great for an image-heavy overview of a subject) for my original fiction, even though I don't have any knights in the story, because I want to borrow terminology from a variety of sources. And from, where I've downloaded her Writing Clinic series, I've also downloaded The 22 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About Horses by Sue L. Huffman and Horses for Writers by Elizabeth J. Baldwin (the latter is far more helpful).

But I haven't read any of those cover-to-cover (yet) so I'm not going to count them in my reading list.
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Starting at 3:30 pm PT, pop over to your NASA channel or go to the live stream at for coverage and commentary on the Phoenix Mars Lander.

Here's an animation of Phoenix's launch, entry and landing (we hope it goes this smoothly).

Here's the schedule of major landing events.
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I just bought the 4-disc extended version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe through

I watched my normal version tonight with mom and I was annoyed that there weren't any deleted scenes. So I went looking to see if the new Blu-Ray version did, because I think my brother can play those, and I discovered the four-disc edition. I didn't even know it existed. Bad fan!

You can't even get it through amazon anymore so I was able to find a new version on half. It's coming from LA (Los Angeles, not Louisiana) and the seller has a good rep, so hopefully it shouldn't take too long.

I'm not really sure what's new on it, because amazon has a bad habit of lumping all versions of a movie into the same descriptor, so I guess I'll have to wait and be surprised.

I have to say that I still like Caspian the best, as far as things like pacing and editing go, but it's such a lovely movie :)

(As a total aside, Stargate: Continuum is #9 on amazon's movie/TV bestsellers list!)
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