Sunday, October 14, 2007

We interrupt this broadcast...

I love you folks to death, all of you. I mean that. I'd like to drive all across America giving each and every one of you a great big misanthropic hug.

Or at least write something smartassed for you to read.

But... further bloggery is going to have to wait 'til I can crawl around a Ruination. That, and I am totally absorbed in David Weber's In Fury Born.

Plus, I also totally need to take a picture for this Sunday's Smith before I forget.

More later...

23 comments:

BryanP said...

In Fury Born?

Hmm. I have Weber's Path of the Fury, but haven't seen the one you mention. Must check it out ...

BryanP said...

Ah. I see. A bit of googling tells me that IFB is 29 chapters of material that take place prior to PotF, and then he tacks the entirety of PotF on to the end. Meh. Maybe not. I was kind of hoping for more of what happened to them after PotF. Ah well.

Mark said...

Sounds like fun. Personally, I'm to the third book in the Looking Glass series by John Ringo and Travis Taylor.

Ripping good Space Opera crunchy goodness.

I bought the e-ARC direct from Baen.

Tam said...

Bryanp,

Trust, it's worth it.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Hmph. And it's because of YOU I got hooked on these damn Honor Harrington books. The least you could do is entertain me with blawg entries without throwing MORE Weber titles at me.

Ben said...

Have a drink or two, enjoy your book. It's a very pleasant 74 degrees here with a little breeze coming across the patio and I hope the same is true on your porch.

But I do expect a post later on Chuck Yeager and the X-1. Mostly just so I can write a comment back that I personally have been higher and faster than any man alive. And then I'll throw out the punchline that no, I'm not a pilot, I was just talking about drinking and pillowing the other evening.

At which point the house band in my head will offer up the appropriate snare and cymbal punctuation.

Ian Argent said...

IMHO, not his best. OTOH, "not his best" is miles ahead of some other stuff I've read. Worth the read, at any rate. (Not just damning with faint praise, it is good; he's just capable of better

And my complaint about it more in the nature of uneven quality; parts of the book are very good.

As for his best? Honoverse is very good, but I slightly prefer Ashes of Empire or the March series...

BryanP said...

Oh, I'm sure I'll pick it up eventually.

And yeah, the Empire trilogy and the March xxx series are very good.

Anonymous said...

I read Path of the Fury a month or so ago. Good book!

Tokarev

ravenshrike said...

Mark, you're officially on my shit list. I did NOT need to know the next looking glass book was out. Bastard. Whelp, off to webscriptions.

Alex said...

That's funny... I'm at home, trying to stay off an injured knee this weekend, and have just discovered the joys of Baen e-books. No more cramp in my fingers from holding the book, no more waiting for the UPS truck, no more going to the library! For $6 I can have what I want, right now. I can even read the first couple of chapters to make sure I like it before forking over my cash. It's fantastic. I've read two of John Ringo's books far into the night. With my laptop I could even take them out to my porch.

Tam said...

"No more cramp in my fingers from holding the book,"

Blasphemer!

B&N said...

"The least you could do is entertain me with blawg entries without throwing MORE Weber titles at me."

She's like that.

Problem is, she keeps recommending good ones, and my queue grows faster than I can read the damn things.]

I'm looking forward to retirement.

John said...

One of the many great books from one of my favoritest authors.

While most of the new content is prior to the events of 'Path of the Fury,' there is at least one new scene, and several minor edits to the previous story also, most important of which is an additional scene in the final chapter.

On the matter of 'the continuing adventures of the mind reading super-soldier with her own sentient spaceship,' Weber himself has commented to the effect that the characters are rather too fully established in their power to make interesting stories possible.

Plus, given the number of other commitments on his plate, between the now 3 Honorverse series, Bahzell, Prince Roger (4 more), some more Bolo books, and a new series with someone else, turning one of his remaining standalone novels into a continuing series is probably pretty low on the priority list. (or at least it bloody well better be, I'm already waiting long enough for the next book in each of these series.)

Mark said...

That book is sitting on the dresser staring at me, but I have to finish Robert Jordan's Knife of Dreams book 11 in the Wheel of Time series. Then Mr Weber and I will get reacquainted.

Christina said...

I too am slavering for the next March book, and have been (im)patiently waiting since FOREVER for the next Bahzell book.

Hurry up already, Mr. Weber!

DBA Dude said...

Ordered myself a copy today - bad news is that Amazon over here will not be able to ship it for 2 to 3 weeks!

Guess they have to have it shipped across the pond.

Zendo Deb said...

In Fury Born is an updating of Path of the Fury. The first 2/3 were OK then he jumped off the deep end.

Ian Argent said...

bscriptions is teh awesome. I've blown quite a bit of money on that over the years.

Please note that quite a lot of Baen material is available free and legal via either the free library or via the CDs that have been bound into first printings.

That having been said, by all means spend more money at webscriptions - it proves there is a market for non-DRM'd ebooks (and I won't pay money for DRM ebooks).

TBeck said...

Hah! I checked it out from the library yesterday! Since Dave won't give us more Harrington for the time being, I'm hoping this one fills the jones.

Adrian said...

Arrgh! Blast you.

Now you have me addicted to yet another author, as if my John Ringo addiction wasn't bad enough.

DW said...

Read it, loved it, can't wait for the next.

Tony1911 said...

Just a quick note: if "you guys" refers to your regular readers, North America ain't gonna cover it. Finland checking in. :)

(Google seems to believe I am in Holland, though. Ack, I hate web sites that try to be smarter than the user.)