Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Rereading While Blogging
(i) reading it;
(ii) rereading it (more than once);
(iii) rereading it while blogging about it.
(iii) differs from (ii) because (iii) involves rereading very closely, pausing at every significant passage, phrase, word or idea. It is unpredictable when I will become sufficiently attuned to a text for (iii). Recently, I turned back to The People Of The Wind and "Flight to Forever" and currently "The Sensitive Man."
Reading about the politics of SM Stirling's Draka led to thinking about politics in other futuristic sf, including "The Sensitive Man." Then, wanting a change from the systematic brutality of the Draka, I turned to rereading "The Sensitive Man," drawn in by its colorful opening in the Mermaid Tavern. This might lead to rereading and blogging about other early installments of the Psychotechnic History.
Baen Books need to publish a uniform edition of the complete Psychotechnic History. Such a publishing event might lead to me rereading the entire History, as happened with The Technic Civilization Saga. Meanwhile, the Draka wait patiently.