Monday, October 23, 22:29 CDT
I'm back.

The weekend was good, mostly. K-State won, though not by much.

I did some reading over the weekend - Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis, On Basilisk Station by David Weber, and Cross the Stars by David Drake.

Mere Christianity was well worth the read, which didn't come as too much of a surprise - Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia being among my favorite books, though I haven't re-read them for a few years.

On Basilisk Station is the first Honor Harrington book; an enjoyable piece of Naval Space Opera (for lack of a better classification) that apparently draws on both naval history and the Horatio Hornblower novels I've never actually read and probably should. I'll be seeking out the next book in the series, I think. Cross the Stars is kind of a Space Opera Odyssey set in Drake's Hammer's Slammers universe (military SF I've never read and probably should). Enjoyable, and maybe enough incentive to check out some of Drake's other stuff. I downloaded both books from Baen's free library, some e-books they're offering free (and in a nice variety of open formats) as part of their WebScriptions program. Read 'em on my Palm 3x. (This has turned into one of the best reasons to own a PDA, IMO.) Amazingly enough, what we appear to have here is a publisher actually being clueful about electronic publishing.