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The lights are on / but you're not home
Dadgummit, iTunes just ate my shopping cart with the list of all the stuff I wanted to replace off the now-discarded vinyl collection. Fortunately nearly everything in there would fall under one or another of the "80's Crap" playlists on the site, so reconstructing it shouldn't be much more than annoyingly time-consuming, but this wasn't exactly on my list of things I'd rather be spending my time doing over again, in the Grand Scheme Of Things.

Should not have mentioned my preference for Australia in the previous post, as my attention to a sporting event is almost always the kiss of death for whatever team I'm favoring. (I also have epically bad luck with politicians, to the point where on a number of occasions I've seriously considered voting for the person I didn't want to win.) Nevertheless, I think I'll go out on a limb here and predict that the final will either be a replay of Germany v Brazil (80%), or something more unexpected like England v Italy (15%). England v Germany would be too much for the pundits to hope for, though. :)

And so long as I'm sitting here, there's this "Hugo-winning novels I have read" meme that's going around --

[bold for finished, underline for intending to read someday (as in, I have a copy that I haven't gotten around to reading yet), and strikeout for started but didn't finish for one reason or another]

2005, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke
2004, Paladin of Souls, Lois McMaster Bujold
2003, Hominids, Robert J. Sawyer
2002, American Gods, Neil Gaiman
2001, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J. K. Rowling
2000, A Deepness in the Sky, Vernor Vinge
1999, To Say Nothing of the Dog, Connie Willis
1998, Forever Peace, Joe Haldeman
1997, Blue Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson
1996, The Diamond Age, Neal Stephenson
1995, Mirror Dance, Lois McMaster Bujold
1994, Green Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson
1993, Doomsday Book, Connie Willis
1993, A Fire Upon the Deep, Vernor Vinge
1992, Barrayar, Lois McMaster Bujold
1991, The Vor Game, Lois McMaster Bujold
1990, Hyperion, Dan Simmons
1989, Cyteen, C. J. Cherryh
1988, The Uplift War, David Brin
1987, Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card
1986, Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
1985, Neuromancer, William Gibson
1984, Startide Rising, David Brin
1983, Foundation's Edge, Isaac Asimov
1982, Downbelow Station, C. J. Cherryh
1981, The Snow Queen, Joan D. Vinge
1980, The Fountains of Paradise, Arthur C. Clarke
1979, Dreamsnake, Vonda N. McIntyre
1978, Gateway, Frederik Pohl
1977, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang, Kate Wilhelm
1976, The Forever War, Joe Haldeman
1975, The Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin
1974, Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke
1973, The Gods Themselves, Isaac Asimov
1972, To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Philip José Farmer
1971, Ringworld, Larry Niven
1970, The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin
1969, Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner
1968, Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
1967, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, Robert A. Heinlein
1966, Dune, Frank Herbert
1966, "...And Call Me Conrad" (This Immortal), Roger Zelazny
1965, The Wanderer, Fritz Leiber
1964, "Here Gather the Stars" (Way Station), Clifford D. Simak
1963, The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
1962, Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein
1961, A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M., Miller Jr
1960, Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein
1959, A Case of Conscience, James Blish
1958, The Big Time, Fritz Leiber
1956, Double Star, Robert A. Heinlein
1955, They'd Rather Be Right (The Forever Machine), Mark Clifton & Frank Riley
1953, The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester

...Damn, no wonder I came across as "the well-read one" at the WisCon workshop... :)

feeling: sulky

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un_fathomable From: un_fathomable Date: June 27th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I just plowed through Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, and I can tell you it's a great read...couldn't put it down. Hop on it! :)
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