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Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman
Soon I Will Be Invincible
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Whatever. The writing and the language is good, but the plotting is terrible, and there's far more that could be done with the premise -- look at how Sterling played with predestined plot, genre-savvy characters and trops inside of Zeitgeist, for exa...more
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The Martian by Andy Weir
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This is finally a realistic book about living on Mars. As in, you'd be so utterly fucked to try it.
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Dependency Injection by Dhanji Prasanna
Dependency Injection
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If you want to learn Guice, this is the book. There's a little bit about Spring and other IoC containers, but Guice is clearly the star here.

It's starting to show its age a bit (tying things to ThreadLocal, recommending JSR-303 etc) but is still a ve...more
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The Testosterone Files by Max Wolf Valerio
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This is a good book to read, even if it feels awkward and painful to read sometimes.

As a self identified lesbian feminist, based in the San Francisco Mission in the early 1990s, Valerio had to transition the hard way -- with little public knowledge,...more
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What If? by Randall Munroe
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Love All the People by Bill Hicks
"Like almost all anti-establishment figures who died before their time, Bill's premature death served to seal his reputation as an almost godlike figure. Easy to be cynical about that of course, but also worth remembering that to be timeless you ne..." Read more of this review »
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Love All the People by Bill Hicks
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There's only so much new content here that can be added: if you own all the CDs, then the book is half transcriptions of his routines. The other half is letters from Hicks, a lengthy and touching foreword, and interviews (which can be facepalming in...more
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“At any moment, you know, your manufactured cool could blow.”
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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

Kurt Vonnegut
“Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you've got a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies-"God damn it, you've got to be kind.”
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Dessa
“There is some mercy after all in our design:
a soft amnesia for the frequently mistreated,
an adrenal surge for the cornered and outnumbered,
a flash of light for the very nearly dead.”
Dessa, Spiral Bound

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“The ambitions are wake up, breathe, keep breathing.”
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