Steampunkery: Robot Children
Little Sunshine is designing and executing a series of redwork robots (say: roe-buts) for me. She does wonderful, evocative line drawings of robots and cityscapes–I have a folder full of them. They translate beautifully into redwork, and she’s getting to be a very skillful needlewoman. If you’d like a copy of one of these, drop me a comment–she’d be glad to share.
They go nicely with my reading these days: I got on some kind of weird Tim Powers tear while I was languishing last week and knocked off The Anubis Gates, On Stranger Tides, Last Call, and Expiration Date–all great reads, although notably what I would call Boybooks–all fights and chases, each with a girl at the end, like the Princess in Super Mario Brothers. Neil Stephenson is another Boybook author I really like. It’s like going to another country, I guess.
Then the world stopped for three days while I read Perdido Street Station. I’m not even ready to talk about it yet. Incredible.