What I’m Reading: Station Eternity

A stylized woman, half her face blue, the other half white, with glasses reflecting insects and planets, looks out at the viewer.

Many years ago, at the dawn of the podcasting era, my friend Mur Laffery and I were podcasters. We were also writers, me mostly non-fiction, Mur fiction (well, actually, we both wrote non-fiction, but Mur wrote – and podcast – a lot more fiction than I did).  She’s written a lot of fiction since then, and I’m … Read more

Currently Reading: Dragons of Deceit

Dragons of Deceit sees legendary Dragonlance authors Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman return to their creation. This time, the story focuses on Destina, a young noble woman whose father died in the War of the Lance. Not one to let a little thing like death stop her, Destina seeks to travel back in time to prevent her … Read more

What I’m Reading: Manage Your Day-to-Day

I first read “Manage Your Day-to-Day” after attending David Cameron’s presentation “Human at Work or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Get Better at My Job” at  HighEdWeb 2014.  The presentation had a big impact on me and inspired me to look at things like: Blocking out creative/project time on my calendar Knowing when my most … Read more

What I’m Reading: Blood of Amber

A woman sits under a tree in a grove. Mountains and a unicorn appear in the background

I first read Roger Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber novels in college, after being introduced to them by my roommate. I’ve revisited them several times over the years. They revolve around the city of Amber, which is the archetypal city and the nexus of all Order in the universe. Everything else is shades of Chaos; any worlds you … Read more

What I’m Reading: The Wise Man’s Fear

The follow-up to Patrick Rothfuss’ excellent novel The Name of the Wind is a hefty book, weighing in at just over 1,000 pages. I’m listening to the audio book, which clocks in at 42 hours and 55 minutes. It’s long enough that I spent most of the summer listening to it, typically on my morning walks around … Read more

What I’m Reading: Recursion

The novel kicks off with an investigation into “False Memory Syndrome”, in which people suddenly find they have memories of another life. Confronted with these echoes of a parallel life, people become unhinged … or worse. I don’t want to give away the plot, but suffice it to say, things get weirder from there. Recursion … Read more