Thursday, August 07, 2008

Space oddity

Connie Willis' and J.K. Potter's D.A. was a quick read, which took all of like 20 minutes. Since I'm nowhere near approaching my self-imposed moratorium on the word "cute," I can use it to describe this short story (which, bizarrely, is not in a collection with other short stories).

It was cute. A high school senior is mysteriously selected for an elite space cadet program to which she did not apply, and she and her computer hacker friend try to uncover the conspiracy that launch her into orbit in the first place. Sarcasm and mucho mocking of teen speech patterns abound.

The book, along with several others, is also about a month overdue at the library. So much for trying to live debt-free...

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