Fredrik M Lundh (dominicflandry) wrote,
Fredrik M Lundh
dominicflandry

Back from Heathrow

I'm back from Orbital 2008, this years eastercon.

Saw lots of people talking about interesting things at different panels, (mostly comics actually, now that I look back at it).
I skipped the bondage workshops!, because I'm single. (Rule #1 about bondage, don't do it if you're alone.)
I don't really know what bondage has to do with SF/Fantasy though? (Except Gor maybe?)

I did see one thing that I wasn't too sure about before I listened to it.
"The mathematics of Knots - A talk by Nicholas Jackson".
I thought that "It's either mathematics or bondage, interesting either way".
It proved to be mathematics, topology about knots. Very interesting.

The room where the guests of honour did their thing was freezing cold.
I listened to Charlie Stross, but I skipped Neil Gaiman because I just couldn't stand the cold.

Went to two book auctions, only bought about 10 books total including what I bought in the dealers room.
Most interesting:
Phoenix by Steven Brust, which hopefully is the next book about Vlad Taltos that I haven't read.
(It could also be the last one I read, I really need to sort my books.)

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, which I've heard interesting things about.

Dreamweaver's Dilemma by Lois McMaster Bujold, Signed first edition, #519 of 1200 in a limited edition.

Thorn by Robert Holdstock, short story published at Novacon 14 as a limited edition, #177 of 500.
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