I may have to reconsider going to see Aesma Daeva on Friday due to cash flow issues. I have some options, but none of them are really attractive. We'll see how that works out.
Picked up The Empire of Isher from the post office tonight and read a few chapters over dinner. I think I was wrong about having read both of its component novels before; there's a lot of stuff in The Weapon Shops of Isher that doesn't look familiar at all.
And so to bed.