The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel, is the opening line from Neuromancer.
Today was one of those days here in Sweden—a leaden sky of static, flat light without shadows and only the greying snow on the ground providing light.
A perfect day and perfect place for the Solstice. Shortest day of the year, with the sun hidden behind the white noise of the clouds, powerless to penetrate.
Took my parents’ dog for several walks today, enjoying the cold and dreariness, watching the huddled people scurrying to wherever they were going.
Tomorrow things turn around; the days get longer and the nights shorter. But today it was dark.
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.