Updatery and the Green Glass Sea

My computer comes home tonight. The good news: new hard drive, systems operation is updated. The bad news: No data retrieved from old hard drive, all programs will have to be reloaded, all the novels in process will need to be imported again to Scrivener. Well, better to have the computer back. That saves money. The rest will just take time.

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Off to…Wiscon! So, you will be getting the barrage of Wiscon reports as usual. I have not forgotten about the Black Widow, and have been thinking about my feminism in The Avengers write up, so that’s still coming.

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Yesterday on my daycation I didn’t do much of anything. I had an awesome spa treatment, got my hair done and styled and read. I finished Renegade Magic by Stephanie Burgis (as expected, good!) and 3 volumes of Love and Rockets.

The evening before I finished Ellen Klages’ The Green Glass Sea.

All right. So it’s not a fantasy. It’s a book about the Los Alamos development site for the nuclear bomb, and the experiences of two young girls who live at the project with their parents. There’s a lot of the 1940s in it. The girls are very interesting characters, and their interactions are natural and evolving. Coloring everything in the background is what you know, and what the scientists don’t, about our nuclear future. It’s a stunner. It’s the first book where I’ve cried reading a character scene in quite a while. I cannot recommend this book highly enough, especially if you like reading, or you’re working on, character development and relationships.

One more post today, and then I’ve got to get down to some hard core computer program chasing.

Cath

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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