While I have been busy elsewhere, I have also been chewing through books like a madman lately; trying to hit a lot of the classics and movie inspirations I’ve always meant to read. In the last three weeks or so I’ve read Limitless (Aka; The Dark Fields) by Alan Glynn, Jurassic Park by Michael Chrichton, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (the inspiration for Blade Runner) by Philip K. Dick, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, and Contact by Carl Sagan. It has been a pretty wild ride of greats, and all titles I hadn’t read before. If I was including re-reads this list might be twice as big. 😛
That ride has ended rather abruptly at the moment though, as for the first time since I started those six titles I’ve not got another new one lined up. Today will be at least partially filled by looking for some more titles to chew through, so I won’t be too worried about running out again.
In other news, I’ve come up with a few ideas and have begun poking at some new short stories; one of them even diverging from the usual sci-fi into horror. They’re early stages right now as I’ve been mainly focusing on the new book, but there should be something in the pipeline soon. The ideas are rather insistent, and who am I to refuse their birth?
Back to it though, lots to do. Keep an eye out for more updates soon!