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Galaxies Like Grains of Sand by Brian W. Aldiss
“Of the laws we can deduce from the external world, one stands above all: the Law of Transience. Nothing is intended to last. The trees fall year by year, the mountains tumble, the galaxies burn out like tall tallow candles. Nothing is intended to last — except time. The blanket of the universe wears thin, but time endures. Time is a tower, an endless mine; time is monstrous. Time is the hero. Human and inhuman characters are pinned to time like butterflies to a card; yes, though the wings stay bright, flight is forgotten. Time, like an element which can be solid, liquid or gas, has three states. In the present, it is a flux we cannot seize. In the future, it is a veiling mist. In the past, it has solidified and become glazed; then we call it history. Then it can show us nothing but our own solemn faces; it is a treacherous mirror, reflecting only our limited truths. So much is it a part of man that objectivity is impossible; so neutral is it that it appears hostile.”
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One
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I'm not a fan of the reverence that surrounds 80's culture. So it's not fair that I should have so utterly loved a book so steeped in it.

Man, this was good.
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Hominids Volume One of the Neanderthal Parallax by Robert J. by Robert J. Sawyer
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Excellent book, and wonderful start to the series.
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The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Time Traveler's Wife
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Love Hina, Vol. 02 by Ken Akamatsu
Love Hina, Vol. 02
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All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
All You Need Is Kill
by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
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The source for the film, "Edge of Tomorrow" (aka, "Live, Die, Repeat"). The basic story is the same, with some notable changes: the main character is a grunt, not a hot shot media guy; there's more of an emphasis on the main character's mental state ...more
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5 Centimeters per Second by Makoto Shinkai
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Beautiful story about love, how we see life, how our past experiences affect future relationships, and about regret. Also about communications, and the speed at which we live not just life, but also the speed at which our relationships develop and fl ...more
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Brian W. Aldiss
“Of the laws we can deduce from the external world, one stands above all: the Law of Transience. Nothing is intended to last. The trees fall year by year, the mountains tumble, the galaxies burn out like tall tallow candles. Nothing is intended to last — except time. The blanket of the universe wears thin, but time endures. Time is a tower, an endless mine; time is monstrous. Time is the hero. Human and inhuman characters are pinned to time like butterflies to a card; yes, though the wings stay bright, flight is forgotten. Time, like an element which can be solid, liquid or gas, has three states. In the present, it is a flux we cannot seize. In the future, it is a veiling mist. In the past, it has solidified and become glazed; then we call it history. Then it can show us nothing but our own solemn faces; it is a treacherous mirror, reflecting only our limited truths. So much is it a part of man that objectivity is impossible; so neutral is it that it appears hostile.”
Brian W. Aldiss, Galaxies Like Grains of Sand

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