So yeah, gotta pack, and among the many things I plan to bring for the flight is Francis Heaney's latest book "Sudoku in Space." It's not unlike the capital-A Art that a genius like Thomas Snyder regularly puts out. All of Francis's work are hand-made multi-colored grids employing brand new logic previously unused among sudoku, unless Thomas did it already. No matter. I loved the new logic which slowed me down. Sure, the, uh, "storylines" behind these puzzles seem a bit far fetched even for a Star Trek Convention (parallel worlds on a single sudoku grid? Riii-i-i-ight, Francis). It probably is worth mentioning that the book did line up quite nicely to "Dark Side of the Moon" if you started playing as you turn to page 16.
To get a sense of the work, Francis posted a few puzzles that didn't make the cut here. Heads up: the post mentions a contest, which has already passed. Anyway, I just want to go on the record saying: thumbs up on the book, if you're into the whole logic thing.
Okay, buy a copy of "Sudoku in Space." Share the puzzle. New one on Thursday.