Friday, October 7, 2011

Follow Friday - Thirty-Four Is a Heptagonal Number

It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and two Follow Friday Features Bloggers each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the two Featured Bloggers of the week - Jagged Edge Reviews and A Neverending Fantasy.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
  5. Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: If you could pick one character in a book, movie or television show to swap places with, who would it be?

There are a couple candidates. I've always been partial to Gil "the Arm" Hamilton, written by Larry Niven. Having a third telekinetic "arm" would be nice. Plus he lives in an interesting future society. Another Niven character who would be interesting to be would be Beowulf Schaeffer, the freakishly tall albino shapeshifter space pilot who features in a number of his space exploration stories.

But in the end I'd probably pick Lazarus Long from Robert A. Heinlein's novels Methuselah's Children, Time Enough for Love, The Number of the Beast, and To Sail Beyond the Sunset. First off, he's effectively immortal, and surrounded by his long-lived family. Second, he lives in a society that has both achieved routine interstellar travel (and over the course of the stories, time travel), but has also adopted a somewhat relaxed code of sexual mores. Live forever. Travel the galaxy. Have lots of girlfriends who never get jealous of each other. Who wouldn't want that?

Go to previous Follow Friday: Thirty-Three Was Larry Bird's Number

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