Bruce Butler

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BRUCE BUTLER is a semi-retired professional engineer who writes about his passions: engineering, cycling, and science fiction.

He has worked in the high-technology field for thirty-five years in marine navigation, autonomous vehicles (land, underwater), vessel surveillance, telecommunications, mining automation, and remote control of construction equipment.

He is a bona fide nerd/trekkie who also enjoys trail running, cycling, swimming and doing Ironman triathlons. When not writing or exercising he likes to do home renovations.

He lives in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia and is currently working on his third book, a hard science fiction novel.

Average rating: 5.0 · 3 ratings · 1 review · 2 distinct works
Letters to a Driving Nation...

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Paddle to the Arctic by Don Starkell
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I enjoy stories about people taking on incredibly arduous adventures to explore our planet.

Starkell’s book reminds me of the stories written about the British arctic explorers of a century ago: adventurers with an overwhelming desire to explore
Everything Is F*cked by Mark Manson
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Ninety Degrees North by Fergus Fleming
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I've read a lot of books discussing the quest for the North Pole. This book ranks high on my list. It's a thorough account of the history of the quest, and captures the bravery/ignorance/insanity of those who attempted to be the first to reach the ...more
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Barrow's Boys by Fergus Fleming
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Tau Zero by Poul Anderson
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The basic plot is compelling: an interstellar ship suffers a catastrophic failure and, for several reasons, cannot stop accelerating. Unfortunately the crew soon realizes that, due to time dilation, they will get so close to the speed of light before ...more
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I've been a Goodreads member since late 2015. I'm a mostly-retired engineer who loves hard sci-fi and Arctic history books. I've also
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" This is the true story of Project Spinnaker, the last of Canada's Cold War defence research projects. It's secret goal was to provide the capability ...more "
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Avogadro Corp by William Hertling
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This is an excellent book! I highly recommend it to anyone in the high-tech field.

As a Professional Engineer and geek, I consider the plot to be quite plausbile: a large email server becoming aware enough to protect not only itself but by associaton,
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Fall to Earth by Ken Britz
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After reading the first couple of paragraphs, I had high hopes as the writing style seemed really good.

However, after struggling through the first chapter I lost interest and gave up. The basic premise seemed awfully lame - an Olympic-class fencer
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596 Audiobooks — 9346 members — last activity 1 hour, 30 min ago
Audio & audiobooks are getting more and more popular for commuters & those wanting to squeeze in another book or two a month while doing other ...more
25x33 The Cold War — 79 members — last activity Jan 19, 2019 05:24AM
Cold War history, from Harry Truman and Robert Oppenheimer to Ronald Reagan the fall of the Berlin Wall. Soldiers, spies, industrialists, academics, ...more
516723 engineereads — 4 members — last activity Mar 02, 2018 10:01AM
Hi guys! We decided to create a goodreads page for our book club where we read anything and everything science related. This includes sci-fi, ...more

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