May 6th, 2016

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Me on TV (and radio) today and tomorrow

The votes in yesterday's election for the Northern Ireland Assembly are being counted today and tomorrow. (Elections here use the Single Transferable Vote, because unlike in England, they have to be fair.) I've already done one stint in radio studios for Good Morning Ulster, with presenters Conor Bradford and Julie McCullough, and Father Alan McGuckian gathering inner strength for his Thought For The Day:



If you want to, you can hear me at 0750 here, and then saying much the same to BBC Radio Foyle at 0820 here. (I believe that radio can be listened to anywhere in the world.)

And then I'll be on TV from 3pm UK time until 1130, and again tomorrow morning (for UK viewers only, I'm afraid):
Today 3pm-6pm, BBC One Northern Ireland, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b079chp8
Today 7pm-10pm, BBC Two Northern Ireland, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b079vnhz
Today 10.30 pm-11.30 pm, BBC One Northern Ireland, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b079chpc
Tomorrow 10.30 am-1pm, BBC Two Northern Ireland, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07bkyd3

I'll give you a special wave if you watch.
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Gorgon Child, by Steven Barnes

Second paragraph of third chapter:
Smoke and chemical fumes belched from the shattered glass windows. Occasionally another pane gave up the ghost; a brief burst of light colored the sky, and fractured crystal rained into the streets below.
Sequel to Streetlethal, which I read earlier this year. I liked it better - a bit more variety of scene and tone, while still restricted to a dystopian future California and points north; we explore genetic mutation and single-sex societies. It still didn't grab me particularly hard, and I don't think I shall seek out the third of the trilogy.

This reached the top of my pile as the most popular book on my shelves by a non-white author that I hadn't read yet. Next on that list is Adolf, An Exile In Japan, by Osamu Tezuka.