And do you remember my post from earlier this week in which I talked about the Epsilon Aurigae binary star system and your mother? Sure you do. Well I had never heard of that solar system until I read about it and its eclipse period on some geek website that I often peruse. It intrigued me enough to write a post about it.
Alright...think about those two separate posts written just days apart for a moment. Then I'd like for you to imagine my surprise when I read that the conscripted genius soldiers of Haldeman's novel were heading to a planet in the star system...that's right...Epsilon Aurigae!
What kind of crazy coincidence is that? I mean, I pick up a book that is almost 40 years old...out of the blue...and it mentions an obscure star system that I had just heard of for the first time only a couple of days before? That's fucking crazy!
So I'm gonna start thinking real hard about tonight's winning lottery numbers. Ya know, just in case.
PS - Oh, and I added a widget on my sideboard to track my progress. I'll cross each book off as I read them. Maybe I'll even post about the good ones. And I already shortened the list by one title. I already read "Startide Rising" by David Brin, but I had forgotten.
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. Honestly, shit like this happens to me all the time.