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Feed by M.T. Anderson
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Buddha said, "The mind is everything. What you think, you become."

But what if your mind is not entirely your own. What if it is linked shortly after birth, along with much of your nervous system, to a communications network that is a de facto requir
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Out on Blue Six by Ian McDonald
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I first became familiar with Ian McDonald from his first novel Desolation Road, published in 1988, and since have always considered him one of the best writers in science fiction. When I saw Out on Blue Six offered at an e-book discount I grabbed it. ...more
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Assemblers of Infinity by Kevin J. Anderson
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Though Anderson and Beason's vision of nanotechnology is not nearly as imaginative as David Marusek's in his Counting Heads series, this is still a good near-future yarn that moves right along. The characters are convincing for the most part and ther ...more
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Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi
Fuzzy Nation
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I thought I'd found another great writer in John Scalzi. I'd read the Old Man's War Series, The Android's Dream, even Biz Agent to the Stars and couldn't get enough. But then I saw his latest offering. My first reactions was to think, what kind of a ...more
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“This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals–sounds that say listen to this, it is important.”
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The Starfish and the Spider by Ori Brafman
"A great contributor to my learning about distributed networks. Using existing platforms to build from was my biggest ah-ha. I didn't know I had so much to thank the Quakers for. I'm also pretty excited about reading the essays of the abolitionists..." Read more of this review »
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The Empress of Mars by Kage Baker
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I would give this novel four stars, if I hadn't read so many five star novels by recently deceased Kage Baker.

Baker's more recent novels, set in the same universe as her Company series, are not nearly as satisfying. That is too bad, because she was a
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The Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman
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The Court of the Air by Stephen Hunt
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Grass for His Pillow by Lian Hearn
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Frank Zappa
“Art is making something out of nothing, and selling it.”
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“Funny thing about those Middle Ages, said Joseph. "They just keep coming back. Mortals keep thinking they're in Modern Times, you know, they get all this neat technology and pass all these humanitarian laws, and then something happens: there's an economic crisis, or science makes some discovery people can't deal with. And boom, people go right back to burning Jews and selling pieces of the true Cross. Don't you ever make the mistake of thinking that mortals want to live in a golden age. They hate thinking.”
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“This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals–sounds that say listen to this, it is important.”
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