October 21st, 2016

Happy Birthday, Ursula K. Le Guin!

Today is the birthday of one of my favourite writers of all-time, Ursula K. Le Guin.

Many of us who read science fiction and fantasy were likely influenced by her early writings, such as the Earthsea trilogy, and the Hainish series (including The Left Hand of Darkness), and I am staggered by the sheer amount of material that she has written over the years and which I have in my possession. And honoured to own.

While I began with Asimov, Tolkien, and some of the other great writers who dominated the late 1950s (as my dad felt that I should read the sf and f that was written during the decade of my birth and before), it was the words and prose of Le Guin's writing that gave me my love of social science fiction, and introduced me to the social sciences in such a terrific fashion.

Happy Birthday, UKL!! May the Goddess bless you with health, happiness, prosperity, and the ability to keep us entertained with enjoyable, thought-provoking books and short stories for many years to come! :)

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming

Spent a relatively relaxing time of it this afternoon after getting home from work.

Did a bit of writing, and took a nap. Also tried to figure out where the water dripping from the base of my fridge is coming from, but nothing obvious there. (Admittedly, I didn't look too intensively. Didn't want to make it worse.)

Gaming is on for this evening.

Since the Chill 3rd Edition Halloween scenario isn't ready quite yet, as I needed to do a complete re-write of the adventure (for reasons I won't go into here), I'm not sure what the Friday night gamers will do this evening. Have to wait and see.

In the meantime, I need to make some supper before the gaming group arrives.

Have a good night, folks. :)