BOOK REPORT: I finished the Tim Powers book I mentioned yesterday, on the plane. It was quite good, though I found the ending a bit abrupt. My mention of Powers produced a lot of other recommendations from readers; I’ve read some of the books they recommend but not all of them. I’ve read The Anubis Gates, which I recall liking pretty well. And I read his Kim Philby sorcerous spy novel Declare, a couple of years back, and found it very good. Lots of other readers recommended Dinner at Deviant’s Palace, which I don’t think I’ve read.

I was wise not to take Charles Stross’s The Family Trade with me, as I was pretty far along — so much so that I finished it last night before going to bed early. It’s good, though not, to my mind at least, in a league with Iron Sunrise or Singularity Sky.