Linda Nagata: the blog at Hahví.net

Back to Work

December 26th, 2017

For the past several days we’ve enjoyed having family members over to visit, but today it was back to work. I spent the morning continuing my revision of the newest novel. This afternoon I hope to read through a completed short story, before sending it off to the requesting editor. Fingers crossed. I’m also hoping to find time to exercise and do yardwork. We’ll see!

I’m going to have to visit my eye doctor in the new year. My contacts are no longer working well for me when it comes to focusing on a computer screen, which is fairly awkward in my line of work as you can imagine.

Both Jonathan Strahan and Gardner Dozois have posted tables-of-contents for their respective best-of-the-year short story anthologies, and guess what? My story “The Martian Obelisk” is included in both. Click here to see Jonathan’s selections and click here to see Gardner’s.

Best wishes to all during this holiday season!

Posted on: Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 at 2:14 pm
Categories: General.

3 Responses to “Back to Work”

  1. Ted Lemon Says:

    I’m looking into getting contacts that are tuned for close vision. Unfortunately these aren’t ideal for anything else, but I’m thinking it might be nice to have unrestricted vision to my computer screen or piano music. I have a pair of regular glasses that are like this: they’re about two diopters less strong than my actual prescription, and they are really nice for doing computer work or playing piano.

  2. Linda Says:

    My optician suggested “computer glasses” in the past, the trouble is I move around a lot, inside, outside, so I’d have to keep switching. Sigh.

  3. Ted Lemon Says:

    I have to admit that with the computer glasses, I’ve been known to just wear them. The lack of full correction is rarely a problem. When driving, I can get two diopters by tilting them up, which looks pretty nerdy, but brings back fond memories… 🙂

    It would be nice if someone came up with a way to use a double ultra-high-index lens that could be spread or compressed to change the strength of the lens without changing the astigmatic correction. Dunno how much distance would be required, but possibly it could be done in a way that didn’t look too weird. Or maybe just go totally steampunk….