I’m lucky I waited

Yesterday, I said I was going to try and finish up Up From Dragons last night. I nearly did but not quite. In fact, I have about 20 pages to go. This turned out to be a lucky break for me. Had I finished the book last night, I would have started reading How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker first thing this morning. And that would have meant a delay of a week or more before I could read William Gibson’s Spook Country and Joe Haldeman’s The Accidental Time Machine.

When I got home today, those books had arrived and now I am eager to finish the last 20 pages of Dragons so I can start right in on Spook Country. Gibson’s last book, Pattern Recognition, was my favorite of all his books that I’ve read, and so I’m hopeful. I means that I won’t get to How the Mind Works for 2 weeks or so, but I can live with that.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.