Alfaniel Aldavan
352 ratings (3.81 avg)
49 reviews
Goodreads librarian

#26 top librarians
#22 most followed
#16 best reviewers

Alfaniel Aldavan

Add friend
Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Alfaniel.

http://sftomorrow.wordpress.com
https://www.goodreads.com/alfaniel

The Dispossessed
Rate this book
Clear rating

progress: 
 
  (99%)
"I've read this book years ago, and it's as impressive as ever. This time I'll actually write a review..." Oct 24, 2013 03:33AM

 
Time Reborn: From...
Rate this book
Clear rating

progress: 
 
  (10%)
"Eh, Platonism of mathematical entities comes into discussion." Oct 10, 2013 01:44PM

 
Steampunk Omnibus
Alfaniel Aldavan is currently reading
by Michael Coorlim (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
See all 8 books that Alfaniel is reading…

Alfaniel’s Recent Updates

Alfaniel Aldavan rated a book really liked it
Off-Topic by G.R. Reader
Off-Topic: The Story of an Internet Revolt
by G.R. Reader (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Alfaniel Aldavan by: Goodreads community
recommended for: Amazon, Inc.
Rate this book
Clear rating
This is the live document of what happened in the Goodreads community.

This book was removed a while ago from the GoodReads site itself. Some said it wasn't "a real book". That is was a story that was never told.

But the story wanted to be told. People
...more
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
118373
Off-Topic by G.R. Reader
"I wanted, more pictures! And where were the gifs??"
132444
Even if you are on the right track, youll get run over if you just sit there.
...more
Will Rogers
Alfaniel Aldavan is 65% done with Off-Topic: If people wrote their reviews on paper and put them into a real, physical library, I am sure that the Goodreads administrators would be very reluctant to pull them down from shelves and burn them. When you can get rid of a piece of writing just by clicking on a few links, there’s a temptation to believe that it’s less serious. But it isn’t. It’s just less clear what you’ve done.
Off-Topic by G.R. Reader
Off-Topic: The Story of an Internet Revolt
by G.R. Reader (Goodreads Author)
progress: 
 
Reading for the 2nd time
Rate this book
Clear rating
Off-Topic by G.R. Reader
If people wrote their reviews on paper and put them into a real, physical library, I am sure that the Goodreads administrators would be very reluctant to pull them down from shelves and burn them. When you can get rid of a piece of writing just by clicking on a few links, theres a temptation to believe that its less serious. But it isnt. Its just less clear what youve done.
...more
G.R. Reader
" I think that is just happening... Not sure how long it takes until the claim is finalized successfully, it might have been already. "
More of Alfaniel's books…
Ursula K. Le Guin
“The duty of the individual is to accept no rule, to be the initiator of his own acts, to be responsible. Only if he does so will the society live, and change, and adapt, and survive. We are not subjects of a State founded upon law, but members of a society formed upon revolution. Revolution is our obligation: our hope of evolution.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed

G.R. Reader
“You won’t believe this. 99% of reviews on GoodBetterBestReads are written by less than one percent of the members.
Did you hear that? 99%! Let’s repeat it. 99%. Let’s repeat it. 99%.

Now, the thing is, we thought that by getting one percent to do all the writing, we could sell to the 100%.
We placed a lot of trust in the one percent. Can you see our dilemma?
A lot of people’s welfare depended on the one percent.

What would happen to our cocktails and our cars and our condos, if the one percent staged a strike?”
G.R. Reader, Off-Topic: The Story of an Internet Revolt

“I agree that it's a shame some books have to suffer ratings that clearly are invalid. However I can't think of a way to prevent it, and I didn't see any ideas in the thread either (I did skim though).

I hope you'll appreciate that if we just start deleting ratings whenever we feel like it, that we've gone down a censorship road that doesn't take us to a good place.”
Otis Y. Chandler

“To be clear, Goodreads staff have not been deleting any posts. A value we've always had here is that we don't censor content (unless it's against our policies - eg porn, etc). [April 1, 2013]”
Otis Y. Chandler

G.R. Reader
“At your next book club meeting, picture me sitting quietly in the corner, taking notes on your preferences. Imagine the next day you get an email from me trying to sell you a new grill — or a book — or accessories for your Glock. That's the Amazon/Goodreads deal. It's appalling. But everywhere in the press, you'll read about the genius of Amazon."
(Michael Herrmann and the booksellers of Gibson's)”
G.R. Reader, Off-Topic: The Story of an Internet Revolt

The Goodreads Censorship Debacle, take 2 (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Nov 04, 2013 04:36AM
Description: Reviews, blogs, articles related to the GoodReads debacle. Planning for publishing the ebook.
60696 Making Connections — 12440 members — last activity 2 hours, 31 min ago
Over 1000 books listed to Read & Review.....come join us. This is a place for Authors, Bloggers, Publishers, Reviewers, Book Tours, Giveaways, and ...more
55429 Pulled to Publish Fan Fiction — 253 members — last activity Dec 10, 2019 08:37AM
A group to discuss the effects that pulling to publish fan fiction has had on the Fan Fiction fandoms (Twilight, Harry Potter, etc). Adults only!
56898 Shut Up & Read — 8446 members — last activity 1 hour, 5 min ago
A place for all types of readers.
72261 Writing Mania — 306 members — last activity May 15, 2017 02:30PM
Do you love to write stories, poetry, scripts, or even essays? Are you an up-and-coming-writer who wants help with their work? Or do you just enjoy ...more
115105 Everything Booklikes & Leafmarks — 788 members — last activity Mar 08, 2020 03:25AM
Want to know about BookLikes? Want to know how those of us who are on BL find it? It's here. If you have a BL account, please post your name. If you ...more
More of Alfaniel’s groups…
year in books
Derek
2,806 books | 112 friends

Warwick
1,916 books | 2,018 friends

Darwin8u
3,662 books | 1,450 friends

Brian
2,783 books | 475 friends

Nathan ...
3,005 books | 310 friends

Nandaki...
3,112 books | 1,706 friends

Brenda ...
1,080 books | 1,930 friends

Steve
437 books | 1,142 friends

More friends…
Foundation by Isaac AsimovSecond Foundation by Isaac AsimovI, Robot by Isaac AsimovRobots and Empire by Isaac AsimovThe Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov
Best Asimov Books
69 books — 108 voters
Bounty Hunter by S.J. HollisThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
British Fantasy Authors
134 books — 196 voters

More…



Polls voted on by Alfaniel

Lists liked by Alfaniel