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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven
by Emily St. John Mandel (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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I downloaded this book from Kindle on Amazon's recommendation. I have never been so sorry to do so.

Station Eleven is an apocalypse novel in which none of the characters worry about food, clothing, or shelter. It is based around an actor who dies on s
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What If? by Randall Munroe
"I've been a reader of XKCD for ages. Not just a reader, a fan. A big goey, geeky fan.

So much of a fan that when I heard about this book, I went so far as to abuse my power as an author to get an Advance Reading Copy of the book, so that I could e..." Read more of this review »
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Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch, #2)
by Ann Leckie (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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It's okay, but it doesn't have the action or the drama of the first book. And I really can't stand tea, so pages and pages of discussion of teasets and courtesy made me feel like I was reading a Jane Austen novel.
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Rags & Bones by Melissa Marr
Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales
by Melissa Marr (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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Decent.
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Distributed Algorithms by Wan Fokkink
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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
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Eeeh. I gave up after realizing it was never going to get interesting. It's like a romantic comedy or a geek power fantasy (rothfuss or ready player one) in that the entire damn world exists to satisfy the protagonist, and the stage dressing is there ...more
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The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
The Girl with All the Gifts
by M.R. Carey (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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As a zombie book, this has the advantage of seeing trained soldiers act like soldiers, trained scientists act like scientists, and trained teachers act like... complete idiots. Given that, it's not surprising that a 10 year old sentient zombie girl h ...more
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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

“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.”
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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

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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