Thursday, December 01, 2005

3rd Place Books

Tomorrow evening at 6:30 is my reading at 3rd Place Books in Lakewood. Am looking forward to it since everyone says they do a good job of hosting readings.

In the morning, Kalina and I will take a tour of Amgen, the biotech company, as guests of a researcher there who attended my Park Place reading on Tuesday.

Last night I attended the Socrates Cafe in Queen Ann, the same group I attended year and a half ago when I spent the summer in Seattle. A huge turnout, 17 people. Our topic of discussion: With the US arguably the most materialistic country in the world, how come there's so much religion here?

Having just spent a couple of weeks in the Bible belt of southern Indiana, I had a few insights to share.

On Saturday there's the monthly Vanguard party, a get-together of Seattle SF folks. That's what I like about Seattle. So much for me to do.


MaryAn Batchellor said...

Care to share that insight with the rest of us? I'd love to hear your answer to that question.

David Marusek said...


That would take a longer answer than I could probably manage right now. Also, I've kinda come to the conclusion that I'm not really a non-fiction writer. That is, it seems I need to express my thoughts and feelings in a fictional mode.

However, I am doing research right now on the basis and foundation of religion for a new story.

In fact, I feel a whole different book welling up in me that will deal with fundamentalism. I see it set in my "Counting Heads" universe but populated by a whole different cast of characters. At the moment I see it as a short novel with the title THE FOURTH PERFUSION.

Stay tuned.