From the Reading Chair

So a while back I came up with this loopy theory that the killer app for tablets and ebooks was… real books. Apparently it wasn’t so loopy, because a lot of commenters agreed. So I’ve got that going for me. Which is nice.

And more than one person suggested I check out Baen Books, which makes a chunk of their back catalog available digitally — for free. And before I knew it, Baen author Sarah Hoyt emailed and asked if I’d like a copy of one of her books. Hardcopy, that is. That was on a Friday. The book arrived on Monday. Wow!

But that was ages ago, and I only just this week got a chance to read Sarah’s Darkship Thieves. Now I don’t think I’ve read any pure space opera since the novelization of “Return of the Jedi” came out, but this book is a blast. Just thrilling, sexy fun. And can you get too much of any of those?

So: A belated thank you, Sarah — and a hearty recommendation to everybody here to pick up this book!