And have I mentioned, Sekkrit Projekt #ifitoldyouidhavetokillyou, all done, bar the shouting.
What I read
Finished Past Forgetting, which was pretty good (which was more or less how I remembered it, so it had held up).
After which I was a bit not knowing what to read next, and picking things up and reading a chapter or two and being Goldilocks and putting them down again, and reading a few further chapters of Solar Flares (gosh, there was a lot of sff in the 70s that I either did not read or have mercifully forgotten).
Saturday evening I realised I had been saving Courtney Milan's The Governess Affair for just such a contingency. Awwwwwwwww.
Finished Unexpected Stories, which, although perhaps not what one would give to anybody to introduce them to Octavia Butler, was worth reading.
A number of short stories I'd saved to my Kobo (I should probably start logging these in more detail).
Melissa Scott and Jo Graham, Lost Things: The Order of the Air vol 1 (2012) - this was okay although I wasn't blown away, and as this came as an omnibus with vols 2 and 3 I daresay I shall read those. Will we get more women characters in significant roles, I wonder? Okay it is doing some v nice things with period and aviation and occult happenings, but I don't think it gets a Bechdel pass unless you count the brief episode in the dress shop.
On the go
Am reading for review a book on birth control in the interwar years which annoys me, because it does some really useful close-focus work on specific individuals and organisation, but has several badly put together, in places downright inaccurate, chapters on various contextual issues which are essentially summarising existing historiography and thus going over well-worn territory (and so much point thahr misst), and to do this to my satisfaction you should actually write this in prose that does not have me going 'what does that even mean/that does not mean what you think it means' and display more of a grasp of what you are going on about than this manifests. Must find some rather more tactful way to phrase all this. Also, missed opportunities to take the more original material in various directions, sigh.
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, The Dragon in Exile (2015), which is absolutely the sort of thing I want to be reading at the moment.
ETA And have started The Player's Boy for the trennels readthrough.
Well, I have the new Judith Tarr, Forgotten Suns, on the Kobo, along with 2 vintage mysteries by Ianthe Jerrold that I was sent as a freebie, no idea why, and various other stuff on its way.
*But hey, I got a really good connection to eduroam via my tablet. which sustained me through the boring bits, and in spite of the cold subterranean room, and excruciatingly uncomfortable chairs, it was useful and I guess I would rate today's sessions at 65-70%, and only one bloke who had clearly never had the memo about keeping to time in a tightly delimited slot with another speaker still to come.