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2014-11-18 04:14 pm

Thesis distractions

Just finished a couple of short stories from Solaris Rising 3.

The Frost on Jade Buds by Aliette de Bodard takes place in the same universe as On a Red Station Drifting, which I loved. Ancestor worship and AIs seem to blend so well. I will track down the rest of these Dai-Viet Empire storieswhen I can. "The ship's presence in the air was dilute, like a hundred scattered droplets of water..."

Homo Floresiensis by Ken Lui is sci fi for the anthropologist, and was easy reading. Nothing groundbreaking, but it was nice to explore how an encounter with a supposedly extinct hominid group might go down. Nice to see Ken Lui dabbling in paleoanthropology.