Jul. 20th, 2010

starlady: a circular well of books (well of books)
[personal profile] kindkit has to move at the end of the month due to financial circumstances, and is selling a lot of books and music both to afford and to enable the trip. There's poetry, fiction, mystery, comics, history and art history, literary criticism, gender studies, early music, popular music, and some random TV still available (and one copy of The New Weird, which is an excellent anthology if you're interested in the subject matter). And quite reasonable prices. LiveJournal link to the sale
starlady: "Where's your sister?" "She's on Jupiter, Mom." (sister's on jupiter)
Duane, Diane. A Wizard of Mars. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2010.

There aren't really enough words for how much I love Diane Duane's Young Wizards books, and this ninth entry in the series is pretty great. It is probably not a great place to start the series, if only because so many of the supporting characters get expanded roles (yay!), but it definitely marks a transition in the series. And it's awesome.

I have so little unspoilery to say about the plot, I'll just say this: There is/was/might have been (English's tenses are so imprecise compared to the Speech) life on Mars, and wizards Kit and Nita, and a lot of their friends both wizardly and not, get caught up in the effort to understand what happened on the Red Planet, and what didn't. Um, yes. Also, Carmela is seriously my new favorite character, she is unbelievably awesome.

Is there life on Mars? )
  • Darryl: "You sure physics lets you do that?" Kit: "The manual says so, and I think so does Stephen Hawking. That's good enough for me--"
  • Nita: "Bobo, I hate this." Bobo: That closely reflects the sounds of all wizards everywhere when making difficult but closely considered ethical choices.
  • Ronon: "Seriously, we are not worthy to hang out with you! You are the wizard's wizard, man! You have turned Mars into New Jersey!"
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Thanks to Rena-chan for the raws. Please consider chipping in here to help her keep buying the magazines if you've got a few bucks to spare.

And in vagrant shadow her mothball truth is eaten./In cool, like-it-or-not shadow the humdrum is consumed. )

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