"'Truth is strange," you know, "stranger than fiction' - besides being more to the point" - Edgar Allan Poe

January 13, 2006


I’m two pages into Vernor Vinge's "A Fire Upon The Deep", a cult scifi book (apparently) amongst the hackers of yesteryear. And to record for posterity's sake (No butt jokes here), I'd like to say (to myself, mostly) that I'm loving it. How much? Can't say. I think one sure sign is that I'm being forced to read each word, and have to abandon speedreading for this one. Maybe that just means it's difficult to absorb, but I'm hoping otherwise.