Saturday, 20 August 2016

Operation Luna, Chapter 3

Poul Anderson, Operation Luna (New York, 2000).

The Matuchek's have Hiroshige and Charlie Russell reproductions. Steve is a "Lycanthrope..." (p. 18) and Ginny has "...laid a quick fettling spell on herself." (ibid.)

We are interested to read the first dialogue involving the fourteen year old Valeria Matuchek who was three at the end of Operation Chaos and who will be an adult in A Midsummer Tempest. She wins spelling bees. (p. 19), has a younger brother and sister and must remain a virgin while she masters the Art. Her contemporaries have Hopi hairstyles.

Ginny refers to "'...cholla...'" (p. 24) and to pointillism. (p. 27) Her new familiar is a raven called Edgar although Svartalf the black cat is still around. To end a telephone call is to disempath. (p. 25) The youngest child, Chryssa, likes Howleglass farseer shows.

I have picked out the interesting words or details but otherwise I urge page viewers to read the chapter.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

Interesting use of "fettling." Ginny was either preparing herself or giving herself a quick "jolt" of energy.