Baycon haul

I've been rather derlicit lately in making journal postings for a combination of reasons. I got sick a few weekends back, then was busy catching up at work, then went to Baycon over Memorial Day weekend, and since then have been buried in work. For a variety of reasons, not entirely the fault of the managers, my employer is doing a horrible job at project planning and resource allocation at the moment, and I therefore have more work than can reasonably get done. So I'm prioritizing ruthlessly, focusing as tightly as I can, and trying not to multitask because then I get nothing done. One of the things that falls off during that is outside communication.

Baycon was quite a bit of fun, although I was fighting off some other stomach problem the whole weekend and therefore didn't do as much as I would have otherwise. (That can stop any time now. It can particularly stop before my upcoming business trip.) I didn't buy any art this year, but I did take several trips through the dealer's room. I also got a pre-order from Subterranean Press while I was at the con.

The spoils:

Elizabeth Bear -- New Amsterdam
Michael Chabon -- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (mainstream)
Nicola Griffith & Stephen Pagel (ed.) -- Bending the Landscape: Fantasy (sff)
Jon Courtenay Grimwood -- 9tail Fox (sff)
P.C. Hodgell -- Seeker's Mask (sff)
P.C. Hodgell -- To Ride a Rathorn (sff)
Jack McDevitt -- Seeker (sff)
Diana L. Paxson -- Lady of Light (sff)
Alastair Reynolds -- Pushing Ice (sff)
Melissa Scott -- The Roads of Heaven (sff)
Catherine M. Valente -- The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden (sff)
Kurt Vonnegut -- Timequake (sff)

I picked up both the P.C. Hodgell even though I haven't read the beginning of the series since they come highly recommended and the publisher went out of business. Seeker won the Nebula this year; I've not decided yet whether to just read it or to read the previous two books with the same character. The Melissa Scott is a book club hardcover that reprints a complete trilogy.

Posted: 2007-06-03 22:25 — Why no comments?

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