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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

Radio Active #69: One Geeky Summer

by Ken Newquist / July 4, 2008

 Nuketown Radio ActiveIt's summer and that means it's time to kick back and relax ... if only I can remember how. In this episode of Radio Active I run down my summer plans, including a week in New England, trips to Mets and IronPigs baseball games and adventures in home improvement. I also rundown my summer reading list for 2008, including John Scalzi's The Last Colony, Neil Stephenson's Quicksilver, Ursula Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven, and Robert E. Howard's The Bloody Crown of Conan.

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Show Notes

  • Nuketown News
    • The Art of Relaxing?
      • Although this is going to be one crazy summer at work, I don't want it to be as frenzied as the spring was. Of course, the challenge is figuring out exactly how to do that.
      • Camping on an island:
        • Is it possible to geek out on an island on Lake Champlaign?
        • Can I survive a week without electricity, running water, and indoor plumbing?
        • Can I use a nail gun?
      • Minature Painting: Finally going to get some minis for my newer characters, including Thom Silverbow and Kull.
      • Baseball games!
      • Home improvment?
      • Summer reading...
  • Promo: 7th Son: Obsidian
  • Feature: My Summer Reading List (in no particular order)
    • John Scalzi's The Last Colony - intergalactic war novel
    • Neil Stephenson's Quicksilver - adventures in science during the Age of Enlightenment
    • John Varley's The Golden Globe - Humans get kicked off Earth by aliens and are forced to live at the edge of the solar system.
    • Ursula Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven - A man's dreams can reshape reality.
    • Phillip Pullman's The Subtle Knife - A young girl explores alternate realities, and tries to evade her world's religious dictators.
    • Robert E. Howard's The Bloody Crown of Conan - Three Conan novellas.
    • Rober E. Howard's Moon of Skulls - Tales of the weird by the creator of Conan.
    • J.C. Hutchins' 7th Son - Seven clones have to hunt down their progenitor, John Alpha who's hellbent on destruction
    • My Summer 2008 Reading List on GoodReads.com
  • Promo: ZombInc
  • Outro
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