I’ve decided that I shouldn’t read reviews of novels I love (inevitably, I find out something that I don’t want to know, like the author being inspired by the work of some writer whom I hate, or I read a review written by someone who clearly didn’t read the novel in question before spouting accusations of jumping on a bandwagon a frakkin’ decade and a half before it even existed), but I did think that reading reviews of novels I’ve not read yet would be safe. Not so. As it turns out, the sci-fi novel by Lois McMaster Bujold which I’ve really, really been looking forward to reading… is set earlier in the series’ timeline than I’d thought. *sigh* I’m going to read it anyway, and I’m glad in a way for the warning, and it definitely isn’t the author’s fault that I’m disappointed with this novel before I’ve even read it, and I’m sure it will be an excellent story, but still…


About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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