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The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
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Very enjoyable. A new world, with its own unique problems and a new kind of magic system. And a society that's adapted to live within it. Relatable (and generally likeable) characters with mysterious pasts. One section told in second-person point of ...more
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Possibly a better book than I'm giving it credit for, but I've switched from single issues to the graphic novel format, and have read some of these stories before. In particular, the alien planet one feels like I've read it many times before, and it ...more
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More of the same kind of squirrel action that we're used to. "If you like this sort of thing, then it's the sort of thing you'll like."
Excellent gags, visual and otherwise, and a great effort from the Brown Text Narrator combine to make a very enjoya
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“I believe,' said Marcus Furius, 'that an order of male virgins who never see the light of day would be ideal for the operation of a computing machine such as this.”
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“To think that realistic fiction is by definition superior to imaginative fiction is to think imitation is superior to invention.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wave in the Mind: Talks & Essays on the Writer, the Reader & the Imagination

Steven Pinker
“An adult mind that is brimming with chunks is a powerful engine of reason, but it comes with a cost: a failure to communicate with other minds that have not mastered the same chunks.”
Steven Pinker, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Steven Pinker
“The American punctuation rule sticks in the craw of every computer scientist, logician, and linguist, because any ordering of typographical delimiters that fails to reflect the logical nesting of the content makes a shambles of their work.”
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