Monday, February 27, 2006

Light Reading - Uncle Hugo's

I love getting my Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore/Uncle Edgar's Mystery Bookstore newsletter each quarter and I do my best to get over there now and then and buy my books so that they stay in business (32 years this March).

One of my favorite parts of the newsletter is that it lists almost all the scifi/fantasy coming out for the next three months and there is invariably something I've never heard of that forces me to consider whether it's just some sort of joke. I mean, I read a lot of weird crap, but there are some things that just seem a bit over the top even by my standards. This quarter's candidate:

The Nymphos of Rocky Flats - a solider returns from Iraq a vampire, and is pulled into a web of intrigue when an old friend asks him to investigate an outbreak of nymphomania at Rocky Flats.

Apparently the extended plot involves the Department of Energy, Roswell, and assassins. If it were by Chistopher Moore I'd venture out to find a copy without so much as a review, but given even the publisher talks about "loose ends" in this case, I'll wait for it to hit the bestseller list first.

What might interest Mr. Mustard, however, is that in early March Hell in a Handbasket will be released, a collection of political cartoons by Tom Tomorrow. If we get a yearly bonus, that might be a particularly good outlay for approximately $17.00 of his found money, particularly if he reads it at work and leaves it on his little table when he leaves at 3:00 p.m. I'd get one and let him read it in my cube, but by then there won't be space for me and the book to be in my cube at the same time, let alone me and another human being.

1 comment:

klund said...

I just finished reading three science fiction books - H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds, The Time Machine and The Invisible Man. Honestly, I was impressed. My assumption had been that nothing good was written from Aristotle's death to Tolkein's publishing The Hobbit. I guess there were a few exceptions.