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Kurt Pankau

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Friday Flash Fiction

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Les Misérables
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Kurt Pankau is 24% done with Les Misérables: Finished volume 1 of 5.
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Writers of the Future Volume 30 by Dave Wolverton
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Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson
" I have. They're both pretty eye-opening, perhaps this one is just a little more. It's not quite as personal as BtWaM, nor quite as timeless, but the c ...more "
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Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson
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Damn. Another title picked up in the name of "read a perspective that's different from yours" and all I can say is damn. Lots of good stuff, but I was especially hit by the sections on OJ Simpson and growing up in the south pre-civil rights. I learne ...more
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Ones and Zeroes by Dan Wells
Ones and Zeroes (Mirador, #2)
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This one was a lot of fun. I think I liked it even more than Bluescreen, the first in the series. There's some spectacular world-building and a great heist at the center of the narrative. As mildly-dystopic near-future sci-fi, it's speaking to a lot ...more
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Catalyst (Star Wars) by James Luceno
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This is enjoyable enough. I like that it starts before the end of the Clone Wars, and we get to see how some of those events play out to people who aren't fighting in it. It doesn't have a lot compelling it forward. If you weren't already a fan of Ro ...more
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The Highlander Takes a Bride by Lynsay Sands
The Highlander Takes a Bride (Highlanders, #3)
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Research.

There was a little cozy mystery baked in there as well, and I found myself getting drawn into the side-story towards the end. But one thing is certain: I definitely need to listen to more audiobooks read with Scottish accents.
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A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney
A Blade So Black
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Brandon Sanderson
“Unknowing ignorance is preferable to informed stupidity.”
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Ben H. Winters
“I'm not a slave, man. I just gotta sign out, say where I'm going, what time I'll be back and then I gotta sign back in.”
Ben H. Winters, Underground Airlines
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“I was forced to confront the ugly truth: people had deliberately wielded formulas to impress rather than clarify.”
Cathy O'Neil, Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

“Some two thousand stone-throwing protesters gathered in the street outside the school. They chanted, "We want fairness. There is no fairness if you don't let us cheat." It sounds like a joke, but they were absolutely serious.”
Cathy O'Neil, Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
tags: irony

“In a system in which cheating is the norm, following the rules amounts to a handicap.”
Cathy O'Neil, Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy




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