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Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
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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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We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory
We Are All Completely Fine
by Daryl Gregory (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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It's a really short book -- not even 200 pages -- but it's clear and simple, and funny. It's group therapy for the survivors at the end of horror movies, after the credits roll.
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Me Write Book by Graham Roumieu
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The Common Sense of Money and Investments by Merryle Stanley Rukeyser
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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

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

“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

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

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