Ilium, by Dan Simmons. Plot overview so far: Homer's famous poem is being refought on Mars, complete with gods who appear to be post-humans with healing tanks, nanotechnology, and so forth. However, the gods seem not to know what their fates are; scholars from late twentieth century Earth are resurrected to record the events but are forbidden from sharing their knowledge of the future of the battle. In a separate thread, some rather pathetic humans on Earth are finding out more about their lost abilities, while not being eaten by allosaurs. Finally, two robots from Jupiter's moons with a common interest in Shakespeare's sonnets and Proust are sent on a mission to Mars to figure out what the hell is going on.
It's pretty bizarre. Quite fun, though, although the two non-battle threads drag a little sometimes.
Damn, the Wii is fun. My first ever proper games console, and I'm enjoying it. More than that, the gf is actually slowly getting into it.
Am trying to get inspiration for the PhotoFC. I work in Canary Wharf, and I've been wanting to take some night shots of the area for a while now, so the theme is excellent. I have some other ideas as well, but we'll see what happens.
Ah, I can't think of anything too controversial. Darn. Well, please try and come up with something - suggestions gratefully accepted.
Oh, and the statement in the title of this diary is false.
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