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09 May 2006 @ 01:40 pm
May book and update  
Here is a link to a sci fi reading list put together by the New York Times reviewer Dave Itzkoff.
http://www.nytimes.com/ref/books/sci-fi-list.html
This came in handy today, as I'm making a command decision and posting this month's book without any input from anyone, and choosing it somewhat randomly at that. My counterpart has succumbed to a deluge of end of the quarter assignments and such, and so I decided randomly picking a book was better than not having one at all. The leader *was* Giant Bones by Peter S. Beagle, until I did some research and found that it was ridiculously hard to find a copy on short notice. Sorry. Maybe we will schedule it after everyone has a chance to hunt one down. The other factor that went into chosing this month is that since it was only Brian and Lydie and I to discuss last month, I want to pick something that none of us has read. (Hopefully I have at least accomplished that much.)

So now without further ado, and with a blanket disclaimer as to its merits, having been chosen most un-scientifically and on the fly (as it were), the book for the lusty month of May is:

Girl in Landscape by Jonathan Lethem.

It seems to be readily available at Barnes and Nobel:
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&isbn=0375703918&itm=10
and Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375703918/103-2417242-3739052?v=glance&n=283155

Our next meeting is on June 7th.

Please direct any complaints to the Management. We will read them carefully before summarily discarding them.
~DTG