February 17, 2005
The S.L. Viehl Memorial Self-Pimpage Entry
A nice review of Old Man's War at Bookloons: "Think of the movie Coccoon, morphing into Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers, and you'll have an idea of what Old Man's War is all about." Heh. That works.
Apropos to Old Man's War, I've seen a couple of reviews and comments that remarked on the fact that the book's main character seems improbably lucky (here's one). I hadn't really thought about it that way; speaking as the writer, I'd say it's not so much he's lucky as that if he were unlucky, he'd be dead, and then I'd only have, say, half a book. And there is that one incident at the end of Part II which doesn't strike me as him being particularly lucky. But as more than one person's mentioned it, there may be something to it. I'll have to think about it some more.
Unrelated: Someone seems to have put up a LiveJournal atom feed of Whatever here. No, I don't know who. It differs from Scalzifeed (which I also didn't set up) in that it actually sends along the entire entry rather than the first 100 words. Naturally, if you're a LiveJournal user, use it if you feel fit, although I would ask if you like a particular entry and want to link to it, link here, and not to a LiveJournal feed bearing my name. I like new visitors. Also, of course, making a comment on either of these LiveJournal feeds virtually guarantees neither I nor anyone else will see it, since I don't actually subscribe to either of these feeds. Even I'm not that narcissistic.
Well, okay, I subscribe to Scalzifeed on my LiveJournal friends page. But that's because I put it in there for testing purposes. Honest.
Posted by john at February 17, 2005 08:56 PM
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