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Other Links of Interest

to me, anyway.

Note: this page is not anywhere near complete as of now. A couple of the links are actually in place. The large majority, though, are not.

Books Television Computer Music Miscellaneous

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Books

When I do pleasure reading, it is more often than not science fiction or fantasy. So, not surprisingly, that's most most of these links are:

  • Current project (6/15/2000): Forests of the Heart, by Charles de Lint
  • I've now read pretty much most of the works of Charles de Lint.
  • I've also recently read just about everything that Sean Stewart has written. Really good stuff. Mockingbird especially merits mention.
  • The Wheel of Time books by Robert Jordan are worth reading. Then again, I have a weak spot for epic fantasy, so I'm willing to forgive the 6000+ pages, the questionable character development, and the recent (last three books) tendency to spend more times on tangents than on the main story arc. Stiil, when the new one comes out (October? 2004?) I'll get it.
  • As always, if you have not yet read Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead, you should get off your computer and go read them now. Xenocide and Children of the Mind are good, but are far enough down from the first two books that I hesitate to recommend them. The Tales of Alvin Maker series has been consistently excellent so far, though.
  • The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson. My personal favorite fantasy series.
  • Glen Cook's Black Company series is definitely worth reading if you like light (vs. 'heavy', rather than vs. 'dark') fantasy.
  • I haven't been able to find any really good links for Guy Gavriel Kay... This is more for fans of high fantasy. Start with Tigana. You won't be sorry.
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    Television

    I don't really watch all that much TV, so it shouldn't be surprising that there isn't too much here.

  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. One of the three or so shows that I watch consistently.
  • Xena: Warrior Princess Simply incredible. Top-quality television. And not just for the tummy shots, either.
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    Computer Links

    Entertainment:

  • Infocom. Classic text adventures. One of the things that got me into computers in the first place.
  • Civilzation II. I haven't actually played as much of this one as one might think. Still, it has managed to eat up some of my free time.
  • Ultima. Though I was disappointed by 8, I am still looking forward to the next one. If it ever comes out, that is--Origin seems to be interested only in UOnline recently.

  • Techie/programming:

  • I run Linux. I like Linux.
  • I program primarily in Java.
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    Music Links

  • Van Morrison home page. Van is just really cool. It's hard to ride in my car for too long without hearing some Van Morrison.
  • Pink Floyd--one home page of many. I don't listen to as much Pink Floyd as I used to, though it probably has more to do with the sound system(s) in my apartment than anything else.
  • The Land - the Dougie MacLean home page. It seems to be down for now, though I haven't been able to find out why. Don't let this stop you--if you like Scottish folk music, or just like songwriters at all, you should know about Dougie. Until the main site gets back up, this site will have to do.
  • Leonard Cohen. Of course.
  • Timbuk3. I love Timbuk3. I have all of their albums (except for the live and best of albums), and the excellent EP Looks Like Dark to Me. And now I've found a web site or two.
  • My latest musical purchases have been to get most of Sarah MacLachlan's CD's. I have a definite weakness for ethereal female folk singers, or anyone who comes close to that criteria.
  • I've also listened to a lot of Boiled in Lead recently. (Do you get the feeling that I like Celtic music yet?)
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    Miscellaneous LInks

  • Eris, and more general Discordian links.
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