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Everything I Ever Needed to Know about Economics I Learned fr... by Paul Oyer
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Boring and clearly only marginally about dating. It's an economics primer. But accurate, at least.
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Where Wizards Stay Up Late by Katie  Hafner
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Dollars and Sex by Marina Adshade
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Very... conventional. Whenever there's something to be said about the economics, the thinking is very much towards a standard transactional model, where women have sex earlier if there are fewer men because the men have more bargaining power.

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Snapshot by Jock
Snapshot
by Jock
read in March, 2014
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I love that nothing makes sense, and that the protagonist is completely out of his depth and doesn't magically turn into James Bond. It... works. It's not huge, but it works.
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Beginning Cryptography in Java by David Hook
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God's War by Kameron Hurley
God's War
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Engineering Security by Peter Gutmann
Engineering Security
by Peter Gutmann
read in March, 2014
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This book is 756 pages. It took me a week to read. I will probably be quoting bits and pieces from it for the rest of my career.

If you have ever wanted to know how well TLS / SSL, passwords, bank security, and encryption in general work when faced w...more
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Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
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Decent space opera, in that "wait, there's no goddamn way this would work in real life okay movie time". Once you accept it on that level, it's kind of "Moon is a Harsh Mistress" meets the Flood from Halo. And... no, that's it. I'm fairly sure I'll n...more
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Beyond the Rift by Peter Watts
Beyond the Rift
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read in March, 2014
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There's little in this that isn't already in other collections or online, but I cannot help but buy everything this man writes.
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Three Roads To Quantum Gravity by Lee Smolin
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This is a really hard, really good book.
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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

“Imagine you are Siri Keeton:

You wake in an agony of resurrection, gasping after a record-shattering bout of sleep apnea spanning one hundred forty days. You can feel your blood, syrupy with dobutamine and leuenkephalin, forcing its way through arteries shriveled by months on standby. The body inflates in painful increments: blood vessels dilate; flesh peels apart from flesh; ribs crack in your ears with sudden unaccustomed flexion. Your joints have seized up through disuse. You're a stick-man, frozen in some perverse rigor vitae.

You'd scream if you had the breath.

Vampires did this all the time, you remember. It was normal for them, it was their own unique take on resource conservation. They could have taught your kind a few things about restraint, if that absurd aversion to right-angles hadn't done them in at the dawn of civilization. Maybe they still can. They're back now, after all— raised from the grave with the voodoo of paleogenetics, stitched together from junk genes and fossil marrow steeped in the blood of sociopaths and high-functioning autistics. One of them commands this very mission. A handful of his genes live on in your own body so it too can rise from the dead, here at the edge of interstellar space. Nobody gets past Jupiter without becoming part vampire.”
Peter Watts, Blindsight

Bruce Sterling
“America hadn't really been suited for its long and tiresome role as the Last Superpower, the World's Policeman. As a patriotic American, Oscar was quite content to watch other people's military coming home in boxes for a while. The American national character wasn't suited for global police duties. It never had been. Tidy and meticulous people such as the Swiss and the Swedes were the types who made good cops. America was far better suited to be the World's Movie Star. The world's tequila-addled pro-league bowler. The world's acerbic, bipolar stand-up comedian. Anything but a somber and tedious nation of socially responsible centurions.”
Bruce Sterling, Distraction

Nicole Blackman
“At any moment, you know, your manufactured cool could blow.”
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Nicole Blackman
“The ambitions are wake up, breathe, keep breathing.”
Nicole Blackman, Blood Sugar

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