The Kingdom of Gods by N.K. Jemisin. Final volume in the Inheritance Trilogy, fantasy series about gods and humans, though there's a novella to follow. This one follows the god Sieh who finds himself becoming mortal.
Good book. Wraps up the events neatly as you get to see the long-terms consequences of the events of the first book. Decent plotting though one thing is a bit too heavily foreshadowed, with various plot elements neatly brought into place. As through the series I found some of the sex/romance stuff a bit purple for my taste.
Overall though, a good fantasy series that takes things in original directions. Worth a read.
Work: survived the last performance review which I was worried about: I was involved in one problematic release. Still have a job at least.
Toddler is doing OK. Hard work trying to keep him alive through a rainy bank holiday weekend though. Planning to visit family in a week and a half, wife is off on another business trip. As usual journey is a worry but will be good when we get there. Just hope he doesn't get sick again.
Socioeconomics. Bank bailouts: Why the US made a profit and the UK won't. "The men who considered themselves less masculine than average and who experienced male discrepancy stress were nearly three times more likely to have committed violent assaults with a weapon or assaults resulting in injury".
Pics. Educational tapes: "Specifically the "Electronic Educator" tape cartridge system, sharing space with a Fisher Stereophonic Master Audio Control, Sherwood tuner and RCA Victor Deluxe color TV, as well as drawer-mounted reel-to-reel and turntable". Polar bear in flowers. Rosetta comet outburst. Airline posters.
Very short story: The Uberfication of Knowledge.
Sci/Tech. 16 Old-School Internet Acronyms. Almost no women used Ashley Madison. Mapping informal minibus Matatus, via. Some interesting comment on internet experience: "HTML has become a defacto intermediate language, you could write it yourself like you can write Java bytecode yourself but nobody does this."
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