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Genius by James Gleick
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The First Science Fiction Megapack by Robert Silverberg
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Decided to set this aside for now -- just not in the mood to read that many "classic" SF stories.
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The Rhesus Chart by Charles Stross
The Rhesus Chart (A Laundry Files Novel)
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An enjoyable page-turner, though as is often the case, Stross can't just tell a story in a single voice/tense, often pulling me out of the story as I see "the man behind the curtain" at work. All in all, a good installment in the "Laundry" series, th...more
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Charles is 20% done with The Rhesus Chart: Not sure how much those outside the software industry will appreciate the humor of a scrum team of vampires doing sprint planning, but I liked it.
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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

Harlan Ellison
“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”
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G.K. Chesterton
“Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
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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.”
Roger Zelazny, The Hand of Oberon

Douglas Adams
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

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