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Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoğlu
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Solaris by Stanisław Lem
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Will "first contact" be bilateral or unilateral?

This is only one of the many questions that the author poses, along with such classic ontological queries as the definition of life and the definition of sentience. The choice offered to the characters
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Solaris by Stanisław Lem
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
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Worlds within worlds

Fantasy writers are often called "world builders." In most cases this refers to a single world apart from our own. What Ms. Clarke has done is to create worlds within worlds, which one may traverse as easily as crossing a room. Ea
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Glen Cook
“Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.”
Glen Cook, Sweet Silver Blues

Frank McCourt
“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”
Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes

Vladimir Mayakovsky
“A line is a fuse
that's lit.
The line smolders,
the rhyme explodes—
and by a stanza
a city
is blown to bits.”
Vladimir Mayakovsky

Flannery O'Connor
“She looked at nice young men as if she could smell their stupidity.”
Flannery O'Connor

William Gibson
“The future is there... looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become.”
William Gibson, Pattern Recognition

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