Greg Bear’s writing is as usual first rate, and his story of how society deals with the virus children is told in such a way the book is hard to put down, making it one of those dreaded novels that make you look at your bedside clock and realize it’s already two in the morning but you really have to read another chapter.
If you loved Darwin’s Radio, Darwin’s Children is a good sequel, but its focus more on how society reacts to the virus children rather than the children themselves is a bit disappointing. There are some rumors on the Intarweb that Darwin’s Children is the second installment of a trilogy, so perhaps Bear is holding back for the third installment…
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.