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by John McLaren | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0671015702 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Skyring of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on 3/26/2005
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Skyring from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Saturday, March 26, 2005
Pre-numbered label used for registration.

I let this one go at the final event of the convention, the grande awards banquet.

Journal Entry 2 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, March 27, 2005
Picked up at breakfast this morning.

What, no photos Skyring? You're getting slack!

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Journal Entry 3 by Skyring from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Back home now, catching up on entries, just worked out how to transfer pix from laptop.

Right. We had a sunny brunch on a beautiful day, awards were handed out, books, covered the tables, and I hugged Jennifer until she squeaked. I was very happy!

Very sad to say goodbye to such wonderful bookcrossers, but alas!

Here's a picture of Littlemave accepting her award for best photograph with grace and dignity.

Journal Entry 4 by Skyring from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Here's a very happy Lytteltonwitch accepting her award for best release - a release that could only happen in Christchurch!

Journal Entry 5 by Skyring from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Lytteltonwitch and FutureCat reading out the awards. When I grow up, I want that clipboard!

Sorry about the kwality of the pix. Shooting into the sun and having to do a lot of tweaking to get details from near-silhouettes!

Journal Entry 6 by Skyring from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Pete accepting an award. Wonder what's in that package?

Q. A few security questions, sir, did you pack everything in your baggage yourself?

A. Ummmm...

Journal Entry 7 by Skyring from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Pete holds up his award, against the sun. A happy moment!

Journal Entry 8 by Skyring from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Pete gives FutureCat a big hug! Pete purrs, FC looks startled and Littlemave leers.

Thanks again, FutureCat! You and the rest of the committee deserve awards for organising such a splendiferous convention. Dunedin has a tough act to follow!

Journal Entry 9 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, March 29, 2005
I spoke too soon!

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Journal Entry 10 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, July 26, 2006
This was a very strange book. I'm not sure what genre it was supposed to be (I'm not sure the author knew, either) - it wasn't thrilling enough to be a thriller, wasn't funny enough to be humour, wasn't futuristic enough to be science fiction, and wasn't quite nasty enough to be revenge fantasy.

The writing style was a bit odd, too - whole chapters would be made up entirely of dialogue, with no "said Bob" tags or anything to tell you who was speaking - I've seen that technique done before, and it can be quite good when it's done well, but the effect here was a bit cutesy, unfortunately.

But the book did redeem itself slightly (eventually - it takes a long time to get going) with its interesting central idea - could you use a computer to revenge yourself after your death? It's just a pity that the author obviously knows absolutely nothing about computers (yep, I just checked his bio - although he did work in Silicone Valley, it was as a venture capitalist - says it all, really), so my enjoyment of the story was wrecked a few times when I was pulled up by his glaring errors.

Oh well, could have been a good book, but just didn't quite make it...

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Journal Entry 11 by TheLetterB from Dunedin, Otago New Zealand on Friday, July 28, 2006
Picked up from FutureCat at the Christchurch 150th birthday mass release (well, FutureCat and the Witch did a mass release. I did a mass releasette - 4 books!).

Journal Entry 12 by carnelian-rune from Stratford, Taranaki New Zealand on Thursday, February 22, 2007
Picked up at Blend while attending the 2007 NZ Bookcrossing convention brunch. This is destined for the Stumble Inn OBCZ.

The book looks interesting enough for a small part of me to hope that it doesn't get picked up too soon and I can get to read it. I am definitely not going to divert it to my ever growing TBR stack. No, honestly.

Journal Entry 13 by carnelian-rune at Stumble Inn, Mangorei Road in New Plymouth, Taranaki New Zealand on Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Released 15 yrs ago (2/27/2007 UTC) at Stumble Inn, Mangorei Road in New Plymouth, Taranaki New Zealand

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