Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
Amy H. Sturgis

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"Egil Skallagrimsson's bed closet"

Yes, I'm supposed to be at a fascinating colloquium in Tucson, Arizona. But I'm not.

I got to the airport before experiencing the mother of all asthma attacks. (Not the "Grab your emergency inhaler!" kind, although I did that repeatedly, but the "Where's a doctor?" kind.) The upshot is that I'm now at home medicated, nursing a respiratory infection (which apparently is what exacerbated my asthma), and deeply grateful for every breath.

And now, for something made of less wheeze and more awesome:

* It's great to see how many science fiction and fantasy titles are nominated for the Young Adult Library Services Association's "2009 Teens' Top Ten" list. Read more here about YALSA's Teens' Top Ten, or read the list of nominated titles here.

* 100 Sites Offering Great Literature for Download. (Thanks to jagash!) I have a few other ones on my list of favorite links.

* From io9: Hurley's Greatest Moments in Lost Season 5.

And here is more Star Trek, for those inclined:

* From "The Crotchety Old Fan": The 18 Star Trek (TOS) Episodes Written by Science Fiction Authors.

* From marthawells: recommendations of favorite old-school Trek novels. (For the record, if I had to make a "Top Five" list, my favorites would include The Wounded Sky by Diane Duane, Ishmael by Barbara Hambly, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - The Novelization by Vonda N. McIntyre, Uhura's Song by Janet Kagan, and How Much for Just the Planet? by John M. Ford.)

* Because they never get old: Star Trek Inspirational Posters.

"If I live in tenth-century Iceland, I don't want to go into Egil Skallagrimsson's bed closet for any reason whatsoever."
- from "Things Professor Drout Said: Spring 2009 Edition"
Tags: sf, star trek

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