Baroque Cycle

Neal Town Stephenson has opened the site advertising his new series of books The Baroque Cycle. There is a excerpt from Quicksilver, due out in September 2003. It would seem that he’s bringing the ancestors of Waterhouse, Shaftoe and Enoch from Cryptonomicon back for another shot. Frankly, I can’t wait. It’s on my Amazon wishlist!

BTW, Webfroot will be back up within a week, if all things go right 🙂

Book-a-holic

Just completed my Neal Stephenson collection of books with my purchase of ‘The Big U’. Just waiting for Quicksilver to come out – and Amazon seem to be letting on that it’s gonna be a multi-part book… oooh! If you haven’t read any Stephenson, I highly recommend Snow Crash followed by Cryptonomicon.

Also, my luck at Dymocks has been pretty good recently. I have a Booklovers card which gives me a $5-9 voucher for every $100 I spend there. I’ve been through the 500 point scheme about 4 times now over the last 4 years, and the last two times I’ve been there I’ve 1) been put in the draw to win a trip away (every purchase gets an entry), 2) got a free bonus prize, one free book from the booklovers free prize bookshelf (mostly pretty lame books but I managed to score a Robert Rankin) and a 2-for-1 voucher to The Four Feathers at Rialto and 3) collected a voucher for my 100 points ($5 and $6). If you buy books, you should definetely get a Dymocks Booklovers card, especially if you’re buying technical manuals usually worth $100+!