April 18th, 2006

buzz

SF book meme

I can't help myself...

(from pshtaku:)

What have I read?
These are the 25 most popular scifi books at What Should I Read Next?
I liked it!I didn't like it!I want to read it!
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
Neuromancer - William Gibson
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
Dune - Frank Herbert
Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Princess Bride - William Goldman
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
Pattern Recognition - William Gibson
A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
The Diamond Age - Neal Stephenson
Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
The Stand - Stephen King
Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein
The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett
Take the 'What have I read?' test now!
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politics

Nostalgia

Am spending today in bed, struck down by some bug. Hopefully just a 24-hour one.

But meantime I have been reminded of an eccentric election candidate of 1995. His posters were white on black, on A3 sheets of paper, mainly as far as I remember posted on the central reservation of the dual carriageway between Belfast and Bangor, so that potential voters would zoom past them at 70 miles per hour. In the end he got 101 votes (just beating the Natural Law Party, who came last with 100). He has stood at a number of elections since and never come close to winning.

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