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The Elements by Theodore Gray
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Interesting facts, nice photos, a sort of "coffee table book" for my tablet.
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The Desecrator by Steven Brust
The Desecrator
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Fun little short story that whetted my appetite to find out what happened next.
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All My Sins Remembered by Joe Haldeman
All My Sins Remembered
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Inventive, episodic novel that pulled me in with the action yet had just enough make-you-think stuff to keep it being just a sci-fi action novel. Read this many years ago in the Science Fiction Book Club version, and grabbed this Kindle version out o ...more
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A Slip of the Keyboard by Terry Pratchett
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There are some nice bits in here that fans of Sir Terry should enjoy, but there is just too much repetition of ideas, anecdotes, etc. for me to give this any sort of recommendation to anyone other than his hard-core fans, and even they should be prep ...more
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Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field by Nancy Forbes
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Very interesting, in-depth look at the lives of two greats in the physics world who will always be remembered together. It avoids any complex math, though a few of the more technical descriptions of some aspects of their theories may get a wee bit de ...more
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Roger Zelazny
“It was almost a mystical experience. I do not know how else to put it. My mind outran time as he neared, and it was as though I had an eternity to ponder the approach of this man who was my brother. His garments were filthy, his face blackened, the stump of his right arm raised, gesturing anywhere. The great beast that he rode was striped, black and red, with a wild red mane and tail. But it really was a horse, and its eyes rolled and there was foam at its mouth and its breathing was painful to hear. I saw then that he wore his blade slung across his back, for its haft protruded high above his right shoulder. Still slowing, eyes fixed upon me, he departed the road, bearing slightly toward my left, jerked the reins once and released them, keeping control of the horse with his knees. His left hand went up in a salute-like movement that passed above his head and seized the hilt of his weapon. It came free without a sound, describing a beautiful arc above him and coming to rest in a lethal position out from his left shoulder and slanting back, like a single wing of dull steel with a minuscule line of edge that gleamed like a filament of mirror. The picture he presented was burned into my mind with a kind of magnificence, a certain splendor that was strangely moving. The blade was a long, scythe like affair that I had seen him use before. Only then we had stood as allies against a mutual foe I had begun to believe unbeatable. Benedict had proved otherwise that night. Now that I saw it raised against me I was overwhelmed with a sense of my own mortality, which I had never experienced before in this fashion. It was as though a layer had been stripped from the world and I had a sudden, full understanding of death itself.”
Roger Zelazny, The Guns of Avalon

Terry Pratchett
“This was not the time to say “I don’t know.” The brothers had begging, hungry looks, like dogs waiting to be fed. They wanted an answer. It would be nice if it was the right answer, but if it couldn’t be, then any answer would do, because then we would stop being worried...and then his mind caught alight.

That’s what the gods are! An answer that will do! Because there’s food to be caught and babies to be born and life to be lived and so there is no time for big, complicated, and worrying answers! Please give us a simple answer, so that we don’t have to think, because if we think, we might find answers that don’t fit the way we want the world to be.”
Terry Pratchett, Nation

Roger Zelazny
“It was my turn to be silent while a small family of moments crossed my path, single file, from the left, sticking their tongues out at me.”
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“Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
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