Just finished "Orion's Hounds" by CLB and enjoyed it much. Only one very minor criticism. In "Why Do I Feel Guilty When I Say No?" which is a book about assertiveness it suggests that if anyone claims not to have an agenda, then their anxiety will force an agenda on them. Science has numerous agendas and so do the people associated with this social institution. The important point is to remain aware of the assumptions and agendas that must exist. I do not need to ask questions about themes in Treklit: I need to read more books and get the answers. Also, to become aware of the TV shows I am signing out and watching the DS9 episodes from my local library. Downloaded "Ex Machina" by CLB today. Also downloaded the book by Joel Kirk on Asians and the franchise.