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Tiny book roundup is tiny

Re-bought electronically from Diane Duane’s site:

  • Stealing the Elf-King’s Roses, by Diane Duane. Re-buy of a book previously owned in paperback. This is Ms. Duane’s take on urban fantasy, recently re-issued with new content. Picked this up because I’d been meaning to re-read it, and I’m curious to see how she changed it.

And, bought electronically from Kobo Books:

  • Star Trek – Die Anfänge: Alle Romane in einem Band!. This is a German translation of three Star Trek novels, grabbed because I noticed Kobo’s site has got a lot of SF/F in German now, and I was curious about the translations. The novels included are Vonda McIntyre’s Enterprise: The First Adventure, Margaret Wander Bonanno’s Strangers from the Sky, and Diane Carey’s Final Frontier.

230 for the year.

New reboot Trek comics

Throughout most of my life, I haven’t been a huge comics reader. There have been notable exceptions to this–Elfquest of course being the biggest. I paid a bit of attention to The X-Men and Excalibur when I was in Kentucky. More recently, I’ve bought the Dark Horse Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 graphic novels, and their various Firefly and Serenity stories. And I’ve gotten at least the first of the graphic novel adaptations of userinfojimbutcher‘s Storm Front.

But that’s been about it, really. There are a few reasons for this: one, I’ve got plenty of novels I want to read, and have very little mental bandwidth left over to seek out comics as well. Two, I’m finicky about my subject matter. Three, I’m finicky about the art; Wendy Pini set a REALLY high bar for me with Elfquest, and even now, that’s hard to beat. Four, I’ve got very little interest in physical copies of comics these days, for much the same reasons I’ve got less interest in print copies of books: i.e., I do most of my reading on my daily commute, and any paper copy of something I’m carrying around is likely to get beaten up by being carried in my backpack.

That said? I’m actually tempted by IDW’s new line of Star Trek stories that take plotlines from the original series and adapt them using the reboot versions of the characters. Yes, I know–the reboot Trek flick was very silly. But I really rather liked it all the same, despite its spectacularly goofy science. And I’m intrigued by the idea of what this line of comics might do with the plotlines; I was always a TOS girl, when it comes to Trek.

And since IDW does have various free versions of their apps, I could even buy this comic digitally if I so chose. I’ve seen that the Dark Horse comics I’ve picked up digitally are beautiful on the iPad, and that nicely solves the problems of space and abuse of physical copies.

I may have to get this. I’m still pondering; IDW’s app has a bit of a preview up for issue #1 of this line, and it does look tempting!

Under the right circumstances…

… with the right motivation, I can in fact get quite blottoed.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, userinfosolarbird and I are watching “Spock’s Brain”. With homemade kamikazes. The only way to handle this episode, we’re here to tell you.

We’ve got chocolate too. Just because!

And we were taking a drink on every occurrence of the word “brain”. We made it as far as “brain and brain, what is brain?!” before running out of boozahol! Time to break out the rest of the Mike’s for emergency backup booze!

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So yeah, on Friday night, solarbird and spazzkat and I went to go have tasty sushi and see the new Trek movie. The sushi was undisputably tasty, as was the plum wine I had with it. We had a bit of a difference of opinion as to the tastiness of the movie, though!

Picoreview on my part: Big Stupid Fun. There are bits of science in it that make you go “wait, WHAT?” even by Trek standards. But here’s the thing: at least while I was watching the movie, I didn’t care. All the characters were Right and that’s pretty much what counted as far as I am concerned. Bonus points for Dara and I having fun geeking about the ramifications of events in the movie, and Dara telling me that say what you will about this new film, it’s gotten her Trekgeeking for the first time in twenty years.

Spoilers behind the cut!

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