Sebastian Adanko


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Sebastian Adanko

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Full time translator with three novels by Tim Powers and a couple of Neil deGrasse Tyson books under his belt, as well as occasional writer with several short stories published in local magazines and anthologies. Hoping to complete (and publish) his debut novel before the heat death of the universe.

Average rating: 4.26 · 72 ratings · 6 reviews · 7 distinct works
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Gozba kod Devijanta

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Kapije Anubisa

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3.93 avg rating — 14,228 ratings — published 1983 — 13 editions
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Na čudnijim plimama

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Pisma astrofizičara

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Vilinske priče

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Bookworm 2016: Peak Book

Ninefox Gambit - Yoon Ha LeeLast year I made the error of kicking off the top-of-the-pops postwith the second-best book of the year, leaving the site carrying the runner-up at the top of the page for a while. This year, I will not make the same mistake, and will merely mention, for example, Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, the utterly silly, short, postmodern sorta-kinda-novel of Kublai Khan and Marco Polo philosophizing ab

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Here's a poem, from the Moon.

Neil Armstrong, walking on my face
Buzz Aldrin, walking on my face
And the third one is a space man, walking on my face
All on the surfaces, and they're looking at all of the stuff that the moon has got.

[chuckles] Yeah.

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This right here is the reason I don’t normally read fantasy. Not the book, of course, but these default tropes and their brainless mix-and-match use. I mean, it’s hilarious and also a bit disconcerting to read a whole glossary full of the silliest st ...more
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Robert A. Heinlein
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
Robert A. Heinlein
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“Evolution has no foresight. Complex machinery develops its own agendas. Brains — cheat. Feedback loops evolve to promote stable heartbeats and then stumble upon the temptation of rhythm and music. The rush evoked by fractal imagery, the algorithms used for habitat selection, metastasize into art. Thrills that once had to be earned in increments of fitness can now be had from pointless introspection. Aesthetics rise unbidden from a trillion dopamine receptors, and the system moves beyond modeling the organism. It begins to model the very process of modeling. It consumes evermore computational resources, bogs itself down with endless recursion and irrelevant simulations. Like the parasitic DNA that accretes in every natural genome, it persists and proliferates and produces nothing but itself. Metaprocesses bloom like cancer, and awaken, and call themselves I.”
Peter Watts, Blindsight

Richard P. Feynman
“We could, of course, use any notation we want; do not laugh at notations; invent them, they are powerful. In fact,mathematics is, to a large extent, invention of better notations.”
Richard Feynman, The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol 1

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