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    Friday, July 14, 2006

    Weekend Homework: Depressing News + Sci-Fi Fun Edition

    Depressing News

    1.Ampersand has the best possible round-up of articles and posts on the "American Soldiers Arrested For Rape/Execution Of 14-Year Old Girl And Her Family".

    2. "Two Men Arrested, Eight Others Sought in Rape of 11-Year-Old Fresno Girl" article and commentary thanks to With My Nappy Headed Ass.

    3. From NYT, the latest as of 14 minutes ago: Israel Targets Hezbollah; Its Leader Calls for ‘Open War'.

    Sci-Fi Fun

    1. After reading my post about Lee and Kara, you probably want to run right out and rent Battlestar Gallactica, if you haven't yet. Go. It's the best sci-fi show I've ever seen.

    2. Recommend in the comments to this thread some more good sci-fi novels for my partner and I to read as bedtime stories. By good, I mean well-written, primarily, and not offensive. We're trying to read Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, which was suggested by a friend, but it's bad.

    3. And, finally, beat this!!!!!







    Which Star Trek: TNG character are you?




    You are Captain Jean-Luc Picard. You are rather stern and bookish. However, you can win a moral argument with almost anyone and have held out against Klingon assassins.
    Take this quiz!








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    7 Comments:

    Blogger air said...

    Finally, someone else who doesn't like Ender's Game!

    Anyway, I recommend (not necessarily in this order): Amitav Ghosh's The Calcutta Chromosome and Ursula K. Leguin's The Left Hand of Darkness (I think you'll especially like that one as its really a thought experience regarding a different gender system).

    3:56 PM  
    Blogger EL said...

    I've read the LeGuin, but we'll definitely check out the other. Thanks!

    4:17 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Have you read the Scott Westerfeld books? I like his YA stuff, particularly the Uglies, Pretties, Specials trilogy.

    Lisa

    4:28 PM  
    Anonymous eninnej said...

    Sherri Tepper, Grass and The Gate to Women's Country
    Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog
    Octavia Butler, Fledgling
    Kate Wilhelm, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

    I'm tempted to recommend Sharon Shinn, but don't know that I would recommend her to someone who's interests and tastes I'm not familiar with.

    1:46 AM  
    Blogger dustdaughter said...

    Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson. Anything by Octavia Butler (Kindred, Fledgling, Dawn, etc.)

    Didi

    3:00 PM  
    Blogger antiprincess said...

    I got Riker.

    That's how I roll...apparently...

    8:48 AM  
    Blogger EL said...

    Thanks, darlings, for the recommendations!

    And antiprincess, you dog you!

    10:35 AM  

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