On Saturday, I finished Tobias Buckell's thought provoking ARCTIC RISING. It's an eco-techno-thriller set in a near future world where Arctic trade routes have opened as the ice has receded, creating an entirely new theatre for global politicking. I'd really like to see more of this type of science fiction - stuff that speculates on the near future of world dynamics - be it 20, 50, or 100 years out. So much of SF is devoted to depicting worlds that no one alive today will likely ever see and it's refreshing to jump into a world clearly derived from our own. Good stuff and I expect to have a full review up sometime this week.
On Sunday, Lake Michigan decided to avenge its glacial ancestors by throwing a little land invasion of it's own. Giant waves, high winds, and freezing temperatures combined to create a landscape unlike any I'd even seen before. Luckily, Yetiwife and I had our cameras at the ready. [EDIT: You can see the full session here.]
How was your weekend? What are you reading?