Vacation too short

I'm really not ready for vacation to be over. I just started really relaxing Wednesday or Thursday, and don't feel like heading back already, particularly given that I have a bunch of things I have to take care of as soon as I get back.

Oh well.

I finished reading all the Hugo-nominated short fiction today, which didn't change which ones I think should win but does mean that I've now read "Singing My Sister Down." Which is an excellent short story, although it's not really genre. "A Clockwork Atom Bomb" is also pretty good.

"TelePresence" by Michael Burstein, on the other hand, is proof that the Hugo nomination process has some deep problems (not that this is news). I think that's possibly the worst single piece of short SF fiction I've ever read. I think most of the words were spelled correctly; beyond that, there isn't a flaw of SF or writing style that it doesn't have. Gah.

Now I want to write up a page about the 2006 Hugo nominees, since I've read every one of the fiction nominees except the latest George R.R. Martin (I should get a copy of that, but I really don't want to buy it in hardcover). Maybe tomorrow, along with at least one more review.

Not much else happened today. None of the development work that I was hoping to do while on vacation happened other than some work on the Kerberos v5 PAM module, but that's okay. I did get a lot of reading done, which was the other major plan, and I have done a lot of relaxing the last few days.

Posted: 2006-07-08 23:07 — Why no comments?

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