Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ravenweb After Dark

It's been six weeks since we closed on our house and began renovations. While we've made strides, there's still a lot of work to be done, enough so that my blogging hiatus will continue, probably until the fall.

To that end, I was wondering if anyone who checks Ravenweb regularly is interested in doing a guest post? You can write about anything you want, although keep in mind that historically I've mostly focused on books, movies, and video games.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

The Sagan Diary by John Scalzi

The Sagan Diary is a novelette set in Scalzi's Old Man's War universe and is presented as a series of diary entries by Lieutenant Jane Sagan.

I really loved Old Man's War and The Ghost Brigades, but I thought Scalzi whiffed with this one. The novellete is neither interesting as a stand-alone piece nor does it add anything substantive to the character of Jane Sagan or the series storyline. What it most felt like was Scalzi trying to write like a woman and resorting to generalities and stream of consciousness prose.

I suggest steering clear of The Sagan Diary unless you must read everything that Scalzi puts out.