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Infomocracy by Malka Ann Older
Infomocracy
by Malka Ann Older (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2016
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At first it seemed like an amazing extension of Neal Stephenson's micro-nation fiction... but by 33% it became apparent that the whole thing was going to be told thru the eyes of junior electioneers.

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky   Chambers
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)
by Becky Chambers (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2016
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The cover suggests Red Dwarf, the mentions of tea and a planet named Cricket wink at the Hitchhikers' Guide, the species-building is as clever as any classic '70s world-builder... but it still feels original. The crew's camaraderie reminded me of the ...more
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Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
Seveneves
by Neal Stephenson (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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"Ballistics is interesting only to those who use it."

In Heinlein's The Cat Who Walks Through Walls, the narrator describes the orbital mechanics of his home habitat, Golden Rule. It's only marginally related to the plot, so Heinlein invites the reade
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The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang
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Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
Stories of Your Life and Others
by Ted Chiang
read in February, 2011
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Worth buying or borrowing for the first story alone, "Tower of Babylon." None of the rest came close, and the last started to feel like "Flowers for Algernon," so I skipped it. Who needs that kind of downer?
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