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Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
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Decent. A bit short though.
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Departure by A.G. Riddle
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Geek Sublime by Vikram Chandra
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Too much writing, too little code. It does not tie together any of its themes and is derivative of its sources.
Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
" I... Don't know? "
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The Worms Of Heaven by Misha Burnett
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No actual book here. No conflict and very little theory.
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Worm by wildbow
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read in January, 2015
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It's on http://parahumans.wordpress.com. 30 arcs. 22 books. 1.75 million words. And I read it in a week. My brain is full.

It starts off slow, but by the time it gets to the final act, it's like Chekov's orchestra.
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The Beginning of the American Fall by Stephanie McMillan
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One of the most frustratingly insider views inside occupy that I've had the misfortune to read. The problems with occupy get shoved under the hood, and the demands for "activism" mean nothing by themselves... But instead of an examinations or an expl ...more
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Fallen Dragon by Peter F. Hamilton
Fallen Dragon
by Peter F. Hamilton (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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I really had a hard time with this book. There's a problem that comes with books that promise "action" but have to set up the world beforehand... it's easy to stuff the book full of irrelevant crap about weapons systems and neural circuitry. Every ti ...more
The Girl Who Would Be King by Kelly  Thompson
"Despite an interesting central premise (two superpowered girls with drastically different lives and personalities are headed for a collision course), Thompson's stilted and cliched writing undermine her effort to put a different spin on the superh..." Read more of this review »
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The Girl Who Would Be King by Kelly  Thompson
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It's a young adult book. I am so embarrassed.
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Neal Stephenson
“It was, of course, nothing more than sexism, the especially virulent type espoused by male techies who sincerely believe that they are too smart to be sexists.”
Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash

Lucius Shepard
“When the tragedies of others become for us diversions, sad stories with which to enthrall our friends, interesting bits of data to toss out at cocktail parties, a means of presenting a pose of political concern, or whatever…when this happens we commit the gravest of sins, condemn ourselves to ignominy, and consign the world to a dangerous course. We begin to justify our casual overview of pain and suffering by portraying ourselves as do-gooders incapacitated by the inexorable forces of poverty, famine, and war. “What can I do?” we say, “I’m only one person, and these things are beyond my control. I care about the world’s trouble, but there are no solutions.” Yet no matter how accurate this assessment, most of us are relying on it to be true, using it to mask our indulgence, our deep-seated lack of concern, our pathological self-involvement.”
Lucius Shepard, The Best of Lucius Shepard

“My code of life and conduct is simply this: work hard, play to the allowable limit, disregard equally the good and bad opinion of others, never do a friend a dirty trick, eat and drink what you feel like when you feel like, never grow indignant over anything, trust to tobacco for calm and serenity, bathe twice a day . . . learn to play at least one musical instrument and then play it only in private, never allow one's self even a passing thought of death, never contradict anyone or seek to prove anything to anyone unless one gets paid for it in cold, hard coin, live the moment to the utmost of its possibilities, treat one's enemies with polite inconsideration, avoid persons who are chronically in need, and be satisfied with life always but never with one's self.”
George Jean Nathan

YOU! You're boring! You're not even good enough for a good insult! You're in the one place Where magic is always real! Part the seas if you want! Rain down ink and blood! Transform! Fly! You're not allowed to spend the rest of your life panicking! You've got to give something back if you want to get out of here!"
What? What?? What do I give?"
You've got stories in there, I know, I can smell 'em--"
Stoppit, stoppit! I don't! I can't tell a story to save my life!"

Funny you should put it that way.”
Carla Speed McNeil

Tina Fey
“So, my unsolicited advice to women in the workplace is this. When faced with sexism, or ageism, or lookism, or even really aggressive Buddhism, ask yourself the following question: “Is this person in between me and what I want to do?” If the answer is no, ignore it and move on. Your energy is better used doing your work and outpacing people that way. Then, when you’re in charge, don’t hire the people who were jerky to you.”
Tina Fey, Bossypants

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