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Alexander Jablokov

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Alexander Jablokov writes science fiction for readers who won't give up literate writing or vivid characters to get the thrills they demand. He is a natural transition for non-SF readers interested in taking a stroll with a dangerous AI or a neurosurgeon/jazz musician turned detective, while still giving hardcore SF fans speculative flash, incomprehensible aliens, and kitchen appliances with insect wing cases.

From his well-regarded first novel, Carve the Sky, an interplanetary espionage novel set in a culturally complex 25th century, through the obscenely articulate dolphins with military modifications of a Deeper Sea, the hardboiled post-cyberpunk of Nimbus, the subterranean Martian repression of River of Dust, and the perverse space opera
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Task management: Toodledo

There are various arguments against the whole concept of a "to do" list, and some are pretty persuasive. Still, if I don't have tasks written down and in a place I can find easily, I will forget them. For this, I use Toodledo.

There are a variety of to do list apps, of course. I don't classify things much, I don't have levels of criticality, and I like things simple. I...

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Brain Thief

2.99 avg rating — 146 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Carve the Sky

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A Deeper Sea

3.45 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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Deepdrive

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Nimbus

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River of Dust

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The Breath of Suspension: S...

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Der Krieg der Delphine

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Die Juwelen des Himmels

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“Death is real, irreversible, and awful. Do you want some advice? Don't wait until you're dead to try to communicate. Do it now. You still have a chance. Not a great one, but a better one than you will have. If you think it's hard to get your point across now, and that no one really understands what you're about, just try it when you're dead.”
Alexander Jablokov, Brain Thief

“His action of joining them, which would have been rude in a restaurant that was not moving at three hundred kilometers an hour, was perfectly acceptable on a train, which mimicked the entirely random joinings of life but revealed their true nature by making them last only hours or days, rather than years and decades. People on a train form an alliance, as if the world that surrounded the parallel rails were hostile and and they refugees from it. The dining car, humming and rocking gently in the night, annihilated past and future and made all associations outside of itself seem vaguely unreal. So they welcomed him at their table, for he was one of them, a traveler, not one of those wraiths through whose night-lit cities they passed.”
Alexander Jablokov, Carve the Sky

“They tended to dominate the air and liked annihilating things through saturation bombing, like gleefully violent children.”
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