Mad March – Reading

5 04 2009

I started out the month reading the short fiction of Lucius Shepard, took a break to read “Don’t Make Me Think” by Steve Krug. Took a break from that too when I had an urge to read some Weber.

So for most of March, I have been slowly re-reading
David Weber-Shadow of Saganami

The Shadow of Saganami
by David Weber
ISBN 978-1416509295 (Baen)
Paperback, 2005

This is book 1 of the Saganami Island series. The hardback of book 2 “Storm from the Shadows” was released this month, and the cliff hangers at the end of that will have you “hanging” in wait for its sequel.

Shadow of Saganami follows the adventures of a few Saganami Island graduates on their snotty cruise. For a little more background, read “Crown of Slaves” by David Weber & Eric Flint

They only have one thing to support and guide them: the tradition of Saganami. The tradition that sometimes a Queen’s officer’s duty is to face impossible odds … and die fighting.

Not quite so riveting as Weber’s Honnor Harrington Series, but has a great battle scene and ending – tear jerker. A bit of a trial getting through the first half though, due the the extra detail inserted – just wanted to get on with the story.

There are no treecats – something you love about Honor Harrington’s adventures. At least the ship has a fierce cat name – hexapuma (nasty kitty). For more reviews, see

Other Reading:
I did get to finish “Don’t Make Me Think” by Steve Krug – a good/interesting read. It’s about the design of websites. When you enter a website, it should be obvious on what it’s about and navigation should be easily discoverable. The associated website is titled “Advanced Common Sense” @

I read a couple more Lucius Shepard stories and was side-tracked into reading K.E.Mills’s Accidental Sorcerer – see the review. Lucius Shepard’s writing reminds me of Ray Bradbury… but the reasons why will have to wait until I finish the book – April maybe!! … I have just picked up Philip Palmer’s “Debatable Space”.




One response

6 04 2009


Interesting blog you have going. We just finished a documentary about Charles Beaumont – he was a protege of Ray Bradbury and we interviewed Ray for the movie. Check it out. Also, there is an anthology with two unpublished vintage Bradbury stories and other big writers coming out at around the same time with our partner Dark Discoveries. I love to get feedback.

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