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The Goose Girl
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The City & the City by China Miéville
The City & the City
by China Miéville (Goodreads Author)
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The Martian by Andy Weir
" As far as 'pirate ninjas' go, the complaint 'real astronauts wouldn't talk that way', runs into my assertion, "Doesn't work, I've known to many real a ...more "
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The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
"Started re-reading recently for the first time in ages.
Both here and in The Hobbit, I was struck by a few things I hadn't noticed when reading it before:

* So much nature writing! As an impatient kid I'd skim it all just to get to the juicy plot bi..." Read more of this review »
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Surge by Peter R. Mansoor
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The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte
"2.5 stars. I read this book because 1) as a scientist, I care a lot about visualizing information in ways that are both meaningful and attractive, and 2) this book is hailed as a classic and cited by many when discussing what constitutes a good gr..." Read more of this review »
Old Man's War by John Scalzi
+/- nice twist: old men and women from Earth can quit their earthly lives (close to death) and enlist into an intergalactic human army. (plus old twist: They will fight strange aliens and most will die rather quickly.)
+ some good talk about..." Read more of this review »
Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks
" It occurs to me that there is an even easier proof that in The Culture, they don't have unlimited means of production. If they actually had unlimited ...more "
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The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
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The Outer Limits of Reason by Noson S. Yanofsky
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G.K. Chesterton
“A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.”
G.K. Chesterton, Heretics

Desiderius Erasmus
“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
Desiderius Erasmus

C.S. Lewis
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
C.S. Lewis

Mark Helprin
“A lot of people hate heroes. I was criticized for portraying people who are brave, honest, loving, intelligent. That was called weak and sentimental. People who dismiss all real emotion as sentimentality are cowards. They’re afraid to commit themselves, and so they remain ‘cool’ for the rest of their lives, until they’re dead—then they’re really cool.”
Mark Helprin

P.J. O'Rourke
“God created a free universe. He could have created any kind of universe he wanted. But a universe without freedom would have been static and meaningless -- the taxpayer-funded-art-in-public-places universe.”
P.J. O'Rourke

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The novella is quickly becoming my favorite length for fiction. Longer than the short story, the novella allows the author to examine the plot and cha ...more
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