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See you there! At the Hugos, if nowhere else. ;)

Hope I'll run into you! I'm on a lot of panels but am hoping to do a lot of barcon too. :D

PS hope you are (will have?) having a good time!

I thought Haldeman did a pretty good job on s. orientation-- "just because it happens to (appear to) be like this right now, don't assume god ordained it to stay this way".

I always liked your and Cherryh's take on the subject as well. A.Just. was a tour de force on the subject.

The last lasers I noticed were in FOOTFALL, and they needed atomic bombs to power them sufficiently to use as an anti-ship weapon...

Engr's take: that's one thing about chemical energy- handy packets, and can be automatically self-replacing, which you can't say for batteries. [vision: automatic weapon spewing spent batteries...] CJ's Morgaine's hand laser was solar-charged, but she must not have gotten many volleys out of a charge...

Edited at 2014-07-08 07:31 pm (UTC)

Eep, as Beth said. I beg pardon. My lunch reading reminded me that the first part of last paragr above was intended to be at least substantially ironic, but this prob'ly didn't come across.

Reading Phillip Kerr, Field Gray, some of the scenes are a mixture of comic opera and tragedy. Scene- a roadside shooting. "There was a lot I could have said... It wasn't just the bodies of fallen heroes that the Valkyries carried up to Valhalla but also those of Berlin chief inspectors that criticized their senior officers in remote French forests..."

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