Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The 50% of my readership that has enjoyed China Miéville's writing will be glad to hear that he has yet another novel coming out this May, 12 months after Embassytown was published. The new book, Railsea, is, as the blurb indicates, a recasting of Moby-Dick into a fantasy setting. What the blurb doesn't indicate is that the book is aimed at young-adult (and older) readers. I'm looking forward to reading it.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I set a new personal record for Elizabeth last Tuesday: 12:02. That's not a great time, but it is a 4-minute improvement for me. As with many of the PRs I've set in the last few years, this record was not the result of improved fitness so much as improved technique and tactics.